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good morning  i have another question  apprehension is that your intellect is so high that when we stupid folks do not put a question "precisely" the way you want it, you say you do not understand and we should go somewhere else  at that time because of time we drop the question

1 how to properly format a word document say a resume   is format the right word i do not know  you will say i don't know either because i don't know what you are talking about
2 the objective is to prepare an appealing resume which will appeal
3 one aspect would be you have sub-headings   name of employer,
date of employment,  location,   work done,   accomplishments,
all these are as rows not columns  some companies will have a long name   some short
4 so how to set up so that the actual names of two companies one say in row 6  and the other in row 21, are aligned in the vertical so that their starting point is the same and their end point is the same  if the name of company in row 21 is very long, it should continue on the line below   are you with me?
5 i said row 6 and 21  you might say word does not have rows and columns like excel so i cannot answer your question
we can take that as line 6 and line 21

thank you

If you look at the résumé templates provided by Microsoft, you'll see that most of them are set up using tables and styles. A specific paragraph style is applied to the employment dates, location, employer name, etc., and each item is in a separate cell; text within the cell will wrap as needed. You can find many résumé templates for various versions of Word at You can select 2010 under Word in the left panel to narrow the selection to just that version.

You can also find these templates by selecting "Resumes and CVs" or "New resume samples" in the " Templates" section of File | New in Word 2010. Or you can use some of the installed résumé templates displayed under Sample Templates at File | New.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

Rotary Club of Fairhope, Friends of the Fairhope Public Library

B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

Awards and Honors
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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