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  1. afesposit macrumors newbie

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    How do I split a line in two so as to left justify my name,
    and right justify my phone # and email address for a resume?

    Can't figure this out and have tried most everything.

    Thanks.
     
  2. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if there is a more proper way to do this, but you could center the text, and put many spaces between your name and phone number. Center the text, put the cursor in the middle, and keep hitting the space bar until you achieve result.
     
  3. afesposit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx

    This actually worked... Simple... Wish I had thought of this last night.
     
  4. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    A better way is to create a two column, one row table with no borders. That way, if you want to change font size or anything, you won't have to mess about with putting in more/deleting spaces.
     
  5. afesposit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will try. Thank you.

    Thx
     
  6. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Create a table with one row, and 2 columns. Place your name in the 1st cell, and left-justify. Place your phone number in the 2nd cell and right justify. Select the table and make all lines white.

    The advantage of this method is that you can now change the content or the formatting without losing the left/right justification. So, you can change the font, the text size, play with brackets in the phone number, and you it will stay properly aligned for you.

    Naturally, you can add rows and columns if you have more content, and each cell can be individually formatted. Add a middle cell with centre alignment for a web-address, for example.

    cheers

    Hollerz beat me to it.... dang..... But it's still good advice.....
     
  7. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Heh, yours was far more informative :D
     
  8. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    The "correct" way is to left-align the text for the left side & a right-aligned tab for the right hand side. Much cleaner & less steps than using a table & deleting the borders & more accurate than using spaces.
     
  9. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    I definitely vote that PeggyD's way is better. It's less complicated and if you ever need to send your resume as a .doc file, simpler formatting will be better in the long run.

    mt
     
  10. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    I knew there was a more elegant way than my quick and dirty method!
     

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