Linked by lemur2 on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 22:30 UTC
Features, Office The Calligra Office Suite has announced its second snapshot release. The project, which is a fork of KOffice, is building a suite of productivity and creativity applications and is working towards its first formal end-user release due in October. The project is seeking feedback from end users particularly in the area of usability of the GUI. With this snapshot Calligra Office Words is claiming better compatibility with .docx than LibreOffice, and also claims to be approaching the best compatibility with legacy .doc formats.
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RE[3]: holding things back
by joekiser on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: holding things back"
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"Oh, and another thing which I don't understand : do people absolutely need to be able to edit your resume ? If not, why don't you use PDF ?

Personally, I hate it when people send me final versions of documents in the doc format. Not only is it almost guaranteed that the formatting will be messed up (even different versions of Office open different versions of doc differently), it also forces me to fire up an office suite and drill through its visually crowded interface when I could be enjoying the simple and fast interface of most PDF readers.

PDF is the right tool in this context, I think.

I agree with you in theory, however Job Agencies seem to need to edit it as everytime I sent them a PDF of my CV, I was asked to convert it as they couldn't edit it.

I'm not really sure the reasoning for this - I can only assume it's to do with how they store the data at their end. However it felt completely backwards to have TXT and RTF preferred over PDF.

Every recruiting firm I've dealt with use some kind of indexing software that allows keyword searches, but isn't compatible with PDF. I wonder if it's the same program. So I've always kept two resumes -- a multiple page, .doc formatted resume with loads of keywords based on a template a recruiter gave me for search engines, and then a clean single-page PDF for in-person interviews.

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