To create a resume, open Microsoft Word 2010 and locate the File tab. Select New from the drop-down menu.
Under Office.com Templates, select Resumes and CVs.
In this example, we will choose a template from the Job-specific resumes folder. You may also choose from Basic resumes or Situation-specific resumes, shown below.
Within the Job-specific resumes folder folder, select the template that most closely relates to the position for which you are applying.
You will now see a prepopulated sample. To replace this information with your own, simply highlight the portion of text you wish to replace and type in your own information to customize your resume.
Replace the remaining text with your own information.
You can't list Microsoft Word 2007 on your payroll, but you’ll find that Word’s templates can be workhorses all the same. Choose a Word template such as a cover letter when you don’t want to be bothered with all the setup that comes with creating a professional-looking piece from scratch, including adding design elements, spacing out address lines and knowing what text goes where. All of Word’s templates are completely customizable, which means you can add touches like your corporate logo and digital signature.
1. Launch Word 2007 and click the Office button.
2. Click “New,” then click “Installed Templates.”
3. Scroll the menu on the left side of the window to “Cover Letters” and double-click the one you wish to use. You can also type “Cover Letter” or just “letter” into the search bar at the top of the “Installed Templates” window to see other options available on Microsoft Office Online. An internet connection is required to access these cover letters.
4. Click into the main message area of the cover letter and type or paste in your text. Make additional changes and additions as desired, such as populating all of the text fields and adding your logo using the "Insert" tab's "Picture" button.
- To access cover letter templates you’ve created yourself instead of the templates shipped with Word 2007, click the Office button, click “Open” and browse to the template. To narrow your search, click “All Word Templates” in the “Files of type” menu. Note that if you make changes to an existing template, re-save it with a different file name so as not to overwrite the original.
- Cover letter templates are also available in Microsoft Office’s release after 2007, the 2010 Office Suite. This version replaced the Office button with the “File” tab. The rest of the process for accessing cover letter templates is the same.
About the Author
Fionia LeChat is a technical writer whose major skill sets include the MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher), Photoshop, Paint, desktop publishing, design and graphics. LeChat has a Master of Science in technical writing, a Master of Arts in public relations and communications and a Bachelor of Arts in writing/English.
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