Prospective employer can't read my e-mail

March 1, 2010 at 03:39:27
Specs: Windows Vista
I am trying to apply for a job and they have asked to send and email with CV and letter, the problem is when I have sent it I get an email from the company saying they can't read it because its in the wrong format, I am using Vista, and the company are on windows, what am I doing wrong and what format should it be in for them to see it?

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#1
March 1, 2010 at 07:55:31
What program have you used to create your CV? Was it sent as an attachment?

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#2
March 1, 2010 at 07:57:49
What program did you use to write your letter, MS Word or some other word processing program?

There are several different formats that can be used to save a document such as .doc and .txt or .rtf
Did the company not specify what type of document they wanted?

MIKE

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#3
March 1, 2010 at 21:50:15
Years ago it was recommended that e-mail be send in txt format
to avoid having the problem of the recipient being unable to open
the file. I have a friend who can't read another friend's e-mail
attachments in Excel because she uses the latest versions of
Word and he does no document processing and can read then
with the Excel viewer unless he keeps upgrading.

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#4
March 2, 2010 at 03:35:11
Mike

Yeah i used Ms word and have the choices to save as, any advice on which one to use, I don't wanna look a tool keep sending him loads of jibberish docs, I sent my last one as the *wps and dint work


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March 2, 2010 at 03:35:46
Mike

Yeah i used Ms word and have the choices to save as, any advice on which one to use, I don't wanna look a tool keep sending him loads of jibberish docs, I sent my last one as the *wps and dint work, I am also sending as an attatchment to an email


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#6
March 2, 2010 at 08:22:01
If you have Word 2007 then the default 'save as' is .docx which cannot be read by previous versions of Word without an add-on being installed. Best option, if you don't want to lose any formatting is as a .doc (Word 97-2003) file, or even an .rtf document that most programs can understand. .wps is a Microsoft Works format which even MS Word struggles with. Alternatively, can you just paste the whole CV into teh body of the email & avoid attachment problems completely.

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#7
October 15, 2010 at 04:02:21
To my despair I have Vista Home Premium Version 6. As an author I need to email large attachments but the email recipients can't read Works. If I change the documents to rtf or Word it changes the size of the pages, hence all the page numbers are out of kilter. Is there anyway I can send these large attachments, written in Works, so they may be read by a publisher etc?
Jean Mead

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#8
October 15, 2010 at 06:23:55
Are Jean Mead and Jabz78 the same person, or do we have a mixed thread here?

Vista Home Premium Version 6.
Is an operating system, what version of Office do you have?
Or what version of Word are you using?

There are converters, although I do not know how well they work, look here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/w...

MIKE

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#9
October 16, 2010 at 05:23:18
Works is one of the worst word processing programs to send documents. Most versions of Word can't read it properly and it is unreadable by almost every non-Windows OS. The best file type is ascii.txt. It can be read by almost every operating system, The only problem with text is you cannot have fancy formatting. Some companies use to reject any document that was unreadable. It is best to conform to their submission requirements. When in doubt, ask.

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