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    Word Resume Wizard (Word 2000)

    Is there a way to use the Resume Wizard to change resume styles (from say, Elegant to Professional) on an existing resume?

    My thanks to anyone that can tell me how to do this <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Uranium Lounger
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    Re: Word Resume Wizard (Word 2000)

    The resume wizard allows you to use different themes (styles) when you first start the wizard. However, if you want to change a current document using the wizard, I don't think you can. However, there is another way.
    1. Open your Elegant resume.
    2. Go to Tools/Template & Add-ins. You'll note that the attached template is
    C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplates1033Elegant
    3. Change this to C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplates1033Professional by clicking the "Attach..." button & navigating to the C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplates1033 folder.
    4. Check the box that says "Automatically update document styles".
    5. OK your way out of the dialog box.
    6. Close & reopen your document & the styles should be changed. Note that this technique only works if styles with the same name are used. i.e. it should work between different types of resumes or memos, but not resume to memo.

    However, this is not the same as using the wizard from scratch to create the resume in a different format. That's because there are more than just style differences between the resumes. For example, there are table cells that exist in one that may not exist in the other. It might be easier to create a new resume from scratch & then copy & paste text into it. If you do this, copy without including the paragraph marks (which you should turn on using the show/hide button OR use paste special--unformatted text.

    Hope this helps.

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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    Re: Word Resume Wizard (Word 2000)

    You might try using the Style Gallery feature.
    Format => Theme => Style Gallery... (button)

    This lets you go through all of your templates (so you'll want to know the name of the template's you are thinking about). You can preview your document with the selected template's styles applied.

    If you used the Wizard, this should do much of what you want. For more on Styles see <A target="_blank" HREF=> Understanding Styles</A> (

    Note that if you use the Organizer to copy styles, you should copy all of them three times. That is, copy StyleA, StyleB, and StyleC once, then again (overwriting the first copy) and then yet a third time. See <A target="_blank" HREF=> Copying / Moving /Sharing Customizations </A> for more on this.

    Hope this helps,
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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