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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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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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

The staff only know how to use Word. There job is headhunting or other HR tasks and like most office jobs, they assume that learning to use there technology tools better falls outside the job description.

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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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