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10-26-2011, 09:19 PM
Dear all, it's such a shame. I am searching for jobs now, and the fact that converting my Word doc to PDF in Mac poses a huge problem for me.

Many of the companies revert that they can't open the PDF, and I have sent so many out already. Some companies probably would probably trash my application.

Anyway, does anyone face this problem as well? Usually I would either print and save as PDF, or 'Save As' from Word to PDF.

Thank you very much for any suggestion.

10-26-2011, 09:39 PM
so, what's the question?

To me, it sounds like the companies probably want .doc format anyway.

10-27-2011, 12:30 AM
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10-28-2011, 02:39 AM
The question - is the problem due to dysfunctional software (e.g., wrong add-ons or incompatibility)?

It's quite unlikely that PC users can't open Mac saved PDF. But this is what's happening now.

10-29-2011, 01:09 PM
I've never experienced that. Do you know if they actually HAVE the ability to open a pdf?

Many places simply do not accept PDF's these days. Their automated tools are all designed to read keywords out of .doc files.