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How do you create resumes in Microsoft Word?

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Microsoft recommends using a template or table to create a resume in Word. To create a resume using a template in Word 2013, click File, then click New. Type "resume" in the search box, then click the magnifying class. Searching while online produces more results than an offline search.

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Word provides templates in numerous styles and designs; some highlight skills and achievements, while others highlight work history. There are also customized templates for specific jobs, such as sales manager, teacher and computer programmer.

Users can click on a template to see a larger preview and a brief description. After selecting a template, click Create. After the template opens, add your information as directed by the prompts in the template.

To customize the template by removing one or more labeled text fields, right click on the text and click Remove Content Control. Modify the font and colors of the template by clicking Design, then selecting a theme, formatting option or color scheme. Placing the cursor over a selection without clicking it gives a preview of the change, and clicking it modifies the template.

Creating a resume with a table is a more complicated process, but it can offer greater flexibility. Support.Office.com provides video instructions for creating resumes with templates and tables.

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