... then i copied the resume to my android pad, which has a knobbled version of Word that DOES save as .docx... loaded the text in, saved it, copied it back to my pc and then uploaded it to the Centrelink portal.
i only have a few clues when it comes to computers, but i've met a lot of unemployed people with fewer. Arioch knows how they're dealing with this.
Microsoft Office 365 Personal is 99 dollars a year.
when i was first confronted with a dialog box that said "we only accept .DOCX or .PDF", i panicked, signed into my microsoft account and used their ridiculously complicated cloud-based proto-word app to create a resume in that format. it was like building a ship in a bottle using pliers, wearing boxing gloves, and when I'd managed to save it locally, I couldn't actually read it to make sure they hadn't screwed up the formatting.
After an 18 month holiday I decided to get back on the horse and register for Newstart. I haven't missed the crooked hoops they make you jump through, and I don't miss them now; the latest one being that you have to upload your resume AND cover letters (which change for each job you apply for) in either .DOCX format or .PDF.
Thank Yog-Sothoth that Openoffice exports to PDF, although why this, instead of a friggin' TEXT FILE is anyone's guess.
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