RESUME help in Word HELP PLEASE!

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HUBIE

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I have windows XP and I think, Office Professional, 2003. (How do I tell?)

I am writing my resume and have TWO problems.

One is the bullett formatting. One bullet circle is BIGGER than the other bullets, and it's right in the middle of the bullet "list". Why? How do I get a consistent "list" with equal sized bullets?

Problem two.....

I am aware of how to format line spacing and margins, however......Even though I have formatted correctly under "format", there are still a few lines which are spaced farther apart than "single line spacing". They are at 1.5, it seems. When I go to the end of the previous line and hit "delete", all it does is move the line in front of the previous line. (All in same line.) How do I format my resume so that ALL LINES are single spaced?

THX!
 

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Re: Bullets
Select the area you wish to change, then Format > Bullets&shading and select the required one

Re spacing
Select the area that appears wrong, then Format > Paragraph and check the "spacing" values.

The other quick thing you can try first is the Formatting tool (the Paintbrush on the formatting tool bar).
In both cases, select the area that is correct, then select the paintbrush, then use it to "paint" the incorrect area.
 

HUBIE

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Hmmmm.....well, I did the first two and it didn't work. When I format the bullets, this one bullet is just BIGGER than the others!

I haven't tried the paintbrush thing. I'll try it. But I really want to know how to do it in word, or what I am doing wrong!
 

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HUBIE said:
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I have windows XP and I think, Office Professional, 2003. (How do I tell?)
With Word open, go to Help/About Microsoft Word. The top line will say Microsoft Word 2003 (or 2002, or whatever version you have).

HUBIE said:
One is the bullett formatting. One bullet circle is BIGGER than the other bullets, and it's right in the middle of the bullet "list". Why? How do I get a consistent "list" with equal sized bullets?
If you highlight one of the normal bullet rows and look at the font size, and then highlight the row with the bigger bullet, are the fonts the same? If you increase the font size of the wording, the bullet size will also increase.

HUBIE said:
I am aware of how to format line spacing and margins, however......Even though I have formatted correctly under "format", there are still a few lines which are spaced farther apart than "single line spacing". They are at 1.5, it seems. When I go to the end of the previous line and hit "delete", all it does is move the line in front of the previous line. (All in same line.) How do I format my resume so that ALL LINES are single spaced?
If the spacing under formatting says "single", you might also take a look at the numbers next to "before" and "after". Do they say 0? If they say anything else (or if they're blank) change them to 0.

Definitely give WhitPhil's suggestion of format painter a try. It often fixes formatting problems that you can't find any reason for. As for what you're doing wrong, it's easy for the formatting to be inadvertently changed in Word, particularly when doing something like bulleted lists. Word likes to "help" and guess what you want sometimes, so if you're not very familiar with it, it can be hard to figure out what to change.
 

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The font size is the same in the bulletted list. Aaaaaaaargh. For a minute, I thought I might be imagining the bigger bullet size, but NO. When I right click on the bullets, and highlight them, the one bullett has a fancy type of extra box around it that the other ones don't.
 

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The main problem here is that you're using one of Word's templates. They're notoriously difficult to format. You're better off starting from scratch. You'll spend more time trying to "fix" problems with the template than you would to format the entire thing manually yourself.
 

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Hmmmm...I did it from scratch-wasn't using a template. (As far as I know!)

I'm not real good at formatting in Word, although my other Word skills are generally ok.

I re-did it from scratch after your suggestion, and the same thing happened. I also took the text in question into a new Word document and tried to cut/paste it back in the way I wanted it formatted, but it wouldn't change even in the new window.

What should I do now?
 

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Did you have any luck with the format painter?
 
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SHORT VERSION:

  1. Select and Copy the Paragraph marker of the line you like.
  2. Select and Paste it over the Paragraph marker you want to make look like the line you copied from.

LONG VERSION:

  • Display your paragraph markers (Looks like a backward capitol " P "). To display them, find the image in your top menu. That button is an on/off switch.
  • Once you have them displayed, chose one at the end of a line you're happy with (bearing in mind you're looking for a line with a bullet).
  • Double click on that paragraph marker to select it and copy it (either right-click and chose 'copy' or while selected press keys Ctrl + C together and release).
  • Now go to the line with the problem and select that paragraph marker and paste. Voila! It should now look just like the one you copied from. All the tabs, bullets, etc., should be copied on to that line.
 
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I have windows XP and I think, Office Professional, 2003. (How do I tell?)
In the top menu, click on [ HELP ].
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Toward the bottom of the list, click on [ About ... ].
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That will tell you what version you're running.
 
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