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Old 02-07-2015, 09:57 PM
 
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I'm trying to design a resume and I'm trying to create a line like this:
-----------Work Experience----------

------------Education-----------

------------Skills--------------

I've tried borders, horizontal lines and shading but I can't figure out how to create a solid horizontal line that goes to the center of work experience, education or skills, stops, and then starts again. I figured out how to get a solid horizontal line that I can write on the top and bottom of.

Does anyone know how to format this in Word?
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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You are crossing a line between type and graphics with this. Grammatically and within the typesetting vocabulary, you would use em dashes, which are longer than a dash or en dash. Using one em dash before and after would be "correct."

In Microsoft Word, an em dash can be typed with ctrl + alt + numeric hyphen. Note that this is only available using the hyphen on the numeric keypad not the main keyboard.

However... unless you physically print the result or save it as a PDF, it may not end up as you have designed it.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Does anyone know how to format this in Word?
Yes.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:05 PM
 
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How do you format a word document to look like the example I provided above?
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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How do you format a word document to look like the example I provided above?
place an image on the page - image of line
put text over image and give the background of the paragraph a white fill
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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Like this?

───────────────────── Work Experience ─────────────────────

In Word, click InsertSymbol (far right) → From the dropdown menu, select More Symbols


Last edited by Lieneke; 02-15-2015 at 11:32 AM..
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:38 PM
 
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Lieneke,

Your example helped. Thanks.

Once one question. How do you center it properly so there is equal space on both sides?

I know how to center a word heading but when I start inserting the line symbols, it creates unequal sides. One side will be longer than the other.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:18 PM
 
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Lieneke,

Your example helped. Thanks.

Once one question. How do you center it properly so there is equal space on both sides?

I know how to center a word heading but when I start inserting the line symbols, it creates unequal sides. One side will be longer than the other.
To achieve the below, I did the following:
  • insert one symbol
  • highlight that symbol, dragging from left to right, and careful to select only the symbol (excluding a space behind it)
  • copy (hold down Ctrl key, then press the C key on a PC, or right click Copy)
  • paste 15 times (hold down the Ctrl key, then press the V key 15 times on a PC)
  • one spacebar
  • type the words
  • one spacebar
  • highlight the 15 symbols that create a line in front of the text
  • copy
  • paste behind the word
It should be centred correctly ... although that is also influenced by margins.
Let me know if you have other questions.

How it appears in word:



How it appears in pdf:


Last edited by Lieneke; 02-17-2015 at 07:36 PM..
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