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Windows 7: Word formatting problem

25 Nov 2010   #1
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Word formatting problem

I'm working on a resume and I need some help with Word formatting. Essentially, I want to be able to have some text that floats to the left of the main content of my resume. This is what I'm looking to do: http://www.karla3d.com/images/Resume.jpg

I want to be able to set apart that content on the left, just like in that example resume. How do I accomplish this? Do I create a table on the left? Or do I have a separate margin area? If so, how?

Thanks!


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25 Nov 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Try creating columns and then manually resizing your right column. Which version of MS Word?
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25 Nov 2010   #3
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Darryl. I'm using Word 2007
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25 Nov 2010   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Luxury.......you might want to download some of these tutorials for future reference

Free MSOffice 2007 Training/Reference Manuals
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25 Nov 2010   #5
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

OK... then Page Layout Tab, click on Columns, select 2 columns, then manually resize using the columns dialog box.

Word formatting problem-word-07-columns.png

NOTE: You must remove check from the Equal column width box at the bottom!


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25 Nov 2010   #6
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Darryl, thanks so much for your help. I really appreciate it. How do I pull up the columns dialog box?
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25 Nov 2010   #7
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

nevermind, I found the dialog box. But I can't seem to start typing in the right column. How do I switch between columns?
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25 Nov 2010   #8
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

LOL, think I figured that out too. Just had to make the break occur at a certain spot.
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25 Nov 2010   #9
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

You got it!
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