Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:27 UTC
Features, Office Over the weekend, Oracle basically announced its defeat in the competition with the community-created fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice. Oracle will cease all commercial development of OpenOffice, and will turn it into a purely community-based project.
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Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

People still send resumes as .doc? I thought most saved them as PDF these days.

This is actually a sore point for me.

I've been recently hunting for a new IT job in the UK. Every single (bar one) agency and prospective employer has asked me to convert my PDF CV to a MS Word DOC format.

In fact some job sites only offer .DOC, .RTF and .TXT extensions for attaching / uploading a CV. I mean, who in their right mind thinks a raw ASCII text file is better than a PDF which -as the name explicitly states- is designed to be a standard way for sending formatted portable documents.

To say I was irritated by this idiotic request from IT recruiters and job sites would be putting it mildly.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Weird. I always send my cv as pdf, and nobody ever cared. I also always send my invoices as pdf, if only because it means the payer can't mess with the contents.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Weird. I always send my cv as pdf, and nobody ever cared. I also always send my invoices as pdf, if only because it means the payer can't mess with the contents.

I thought it was odd to, but I believe it was because the agents need to edit applicants CVs (though I could only guess why).

The worst thing is, you can copy and paste text out of PDFs and even edit unprotected ones.

I'm yet to hear a good reason for agents or employers not to accept a PDF CV. It just goes to show how firmly embedded in MS tech the UK is.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Uhm, no. You can change pdfs. If they're readable, the're editable.

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