Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a traditional resume in Word, part of Designing a Resume.
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Our traditional resume is much easier to create in…Word, simply because we've used a single column of…text through the majority of our design and we've…left our font as a system font called Garamond.…Here's a look at the traditional resume in Word.…As you can see I've placed our resume content…directly into the document rather than using text frame.…That's because it's all contained in one column.…I applied the Garamond font to all of…the text throughout and I've styled the headings…appropriately by making them red and bold.…The next thing we need to do is draw a…line to divide the header content from the summary of qualifications.…
Let's select Insert and Shapes. And we'll choose a line.…With a loaded cursor let's draw the line across.…There, now that it's in the correct place, we'll…right click on the line and select Format Shape.…This is going to bring out the format shape pop up from the right side.…Now we can begin to style…our line. This is going to be a solid line.…However, we want to change the color to red.…
Note: Steve uses Adobe InDesign to create these resumes, but we've included a bonus chapter that shows you how to recreate the same designs in Microsoft Word or the software of your choice.
- Understanding general resume layout and design principles
- Setting up InDesign for resume designs
- Building the layouts
- Styling the text
- Introducing color
- Outputting your resume to PDF