Pages Resume Template

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  1. kindablue09 macrumors regular

    kindablue09

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    I am trying to create a resume in pages '08, but the header on the resume template is way too big for my purposes. I would like to shrink it so I can fit ~ 2 more lines of text onto the first page.

    I have tried
    1. exporting it to word
    2. clicking everywhere in on the page
    3. shrinking the line spacing between subheaders and sections, but it was not enough.
    4. swearing

    Is it possible to make the spacing of the header smaller, or am I just sol?
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    Which resumé template are you using? There are 16 of them in iWork '09, so figuring out the problem would be easier if we knew which one.

    The first thing I do when I open any template or import a document into Pages is show the layout & invisibles. This gives me visual cues. The couple of resumé templates I checked (traditional & modern) had large margins. Use the document inspector to change any of the margins to what works for you.
     

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  3. kindablue09 thread starter macrumors regular

    kindablue09

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    Dublin, but the general format is not my issue. I would like to be able to adjust the space the entire header takes up because I believe that the "body" of the document starts too low.

    As it stands, the template resumes are good for small job applications because they look cool. When it comes to the professional scene, I would never submit something filled out in an apple template. For starters the text is generally way too small; yes I know I can resize it, but then I loose a lot of space to work in. Which leads me to want to be able to customize the spacings (in this case, the header) in the document so I am able to make a resume that fits my criteria.

    Yeah, I know I am being picky but I want that job.
     
  4. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    That is a strange template. The top margin is set at 1.5" but even decreasing it to zero doesn't move it up very far. There is a text box with your name between the header & body, but it does not have wrap turned on & even removing it doesn't make a difference.

    Since you seem to know what you want, why use a template at all? Create your own from the blank template. Or use a different template.

    I think the templates are intended for those who don't have an idea what they want. There are plenty of other resources for resumé templates that can be used in Pages.
     

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