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skasmo
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Dumb Professor

Postby skasmo » September 3rd, 2008, 1:04 pm

My professor told me today that all resumes should be sent in word format. I asked her what was wrong with sending it as a pdf. since it would be much more difficult for someone to steal or disrupt. She exclaimed that some companies have blocks on pdf files. I think she is a moron.
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Re: Dumb Professor

Postby Turboladdade » September 3rd, 2008, 3:27 pm

I agree, your professor is ignorant but then so many are. And even more important than the point you rose, the main benefit of PDF is that regardless of what operating system, what installed fonts, and what software a user may have, a PDF will open on anybody's computer without additional cost or risk of corruption.

You might try "showing her the light" by explaining all the benefits of PDF and why she and everyone else should use them.
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Re: Dumb Professor

Postby Lblessens » May 10th, 2010, 2:13 am

Hi! If I may ask...what is a PDF file? And is "Word" in referance to Microsoft Word? I'm a newby & just jumping on board in this new app! Needing to learn more About Mac's due to this New iPhone I just got. I like the idea, of showing or teaching another How Come Something Out There Could B Better/Safer even, for us all.
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Re: Dumb Professor

Postby Turboladdade » May 10th, 2010, 7:21 am

A PDF file is an extremely reliable method of sharing documents between all kinds of computers, devices, operating systems etc. It perfectly preserves formatting and fonts as originally intended, even if the reader doesn't have the original program used to create the document.

Word does refer to Microsoft Word, yes.
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Re: Dumb Professor

Postby Lblessens » May 10th, 2010, 4:34 pm

That sounds amazing to me! Great to know! Just hope that teacher is willing to learn! It's important for all of us! Good Luck To U! TU for letting me jump in here!
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Re: Dumb Professor

Postby nomad » June 9th, 2010, 12:06 am

That's lame
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Re: Dumb Professor

Postby keirajasmin » May 30th, 2013, 9:28 pm

That's really inconsiderate and idiotic, considering there's people out there like oh I don't know ME who can't afford MS Word when PDF files are free.
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Re: Dumb Professor

Postby cindygreen » November 11th, 2013, 2:25 am

PDF will always win over word in terms of convenience and flexibility. The professor should definitely be oriented on this. Hehe

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