Certain elements, like your name, page borders, and contact details were designed to repeat on every page. This way you only have to edit them once (hooray!).
To edit these objects, locate the Pages panel (Window > Pages). Double click on the Master page (A-Master, B-Master, etc) to edit the objects or text. Now these will update throughout the entire document.
Quickly change the color scheme in your entire template by changing a swatch color.
Make sure no objects are selected. Locate the Swatches panel. Double-click the swatch you want to change and choose a new color. Anywhere that swatch was used, the color will change. Magic!
I've included pre-made paragraph styles to make it easy to customize font styles throughout the entire document.
Let’s say you wanted to change all instances of the Job Position to Italics instead of Bold.
To do this, open the Paragraph Styles panel. Select line or paragraph in the document and change it as desired. Notice the style that is highlighted in the Paragraph Styles panel. Right-click the style and choose Redefine Style.
Now the text style will update throughout your document wherever that style was applied.
You can also right-click any style in the Paragraph Styles panel and choose Edit to change it up.
If your resume includes a photo placeholder graphic, .
The Master page has elements that repeat on every page, and will likely contain your photo placeholder. To see the Master page, open the Pages panel (Window > Pages).
To create a PDF for sending by email or uploading on the web, you'll want to export it in a web-friendly format that keeps the file size small. To do this:
To create a PDF that's printer-friendly and hi-res follow the steps below.
If your resume has graphics that extend to the edge of the paper, you will need to set up the Bleed size. Enter those under Marks and Bleeds. Ask your printer for their recommended bleed size (.125 inches is pretty standard). This indicates where the paper will be trimmed down to size.
If your resume doesn't have graphics that extend to the edge of the paper, you can likely print it at home with no paper trimming necessary.
You'll want to install the free fonts in the Fonts Guide provided before opening your template. If you don't install the fonts in the guide first, your computer will use default fonts instead, and your document won't look so great.
Once you've installed the (free) fonts in the guide, your resume should look just like the original design.
If you want your LinkedIn URL to look like this: www.linkedin.com/in/yourname head here to do just that.
PDF is the best way to go. It will preserve the appearance of the file, including all of the carefully curated fonts. Choosing to export as Interactive PDF will keep the file size down and optimize it for sharing on the web.
Most home printers don't support printing to the edge of the paper (borderless printing), and those that do often limit it to paper sizes smaller than Letter. Your best bet is to take your PDF to a print shop, have them print it on larger paper and trim it down so that the color ‘bleeds’ to the edges. Most employers like to have a digital copy of your resume these days, so check if emailing a PDF is possible instead.