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Resume Printing Help

Resume Printing Help gives directions to achieve a professional looking resume that you will be proud to send in with an employment application. You will find help with your resume printing tasks here.

How Do I Print My Resume?

resume printing To obtain a clean, well laid out design first choose the most professional looking template that fits with the information you are including on your resume. Using the correct procedure to perform your resume printing task that we describe here in simple terms will yield a clean, easy to read resume. You want your resume to use the correct resume printing format in order to give it a professional appearance. Using the correct type of paper along with the correct colors for your text and accents will further that end.

For a professional appearance it is important that all of your documents including your resume, cover letter, reference page and interview thank you letter all use the same paper, font, and colors so everything matches. Depending upon which browser you are using to create your documents and perform your resume printing task determines which directions below are applicable to correctly complete your resume printing job. Due to the differences between browsers the locations for each of the controls we want to apply to the resume printing job are different. Please locate the directions for your browser below then complete your resume printing task as we describe.

It is generally accepted to set the margins to one inch, but that setting is not written in stone. If you need to create a little more space on your page to make your resume fit on one page you can reduce the size of the margins. Click the link to read the article about more ways to create space.

Chrome Versions:

Go to Settings, then Print. Set to Portrait mode then uncheck the Headers and Footers box. On all four sides pull each margin to 1.0 inch.

IE8+ and Firefox Later Versions:

Go to File, then Page Setup, check the Print Background Colors and Images box, uncheck Enable Shrink to Fit for IE. Under the section labeled Headers and Footers set all the margins to 1.0. Set all the Headers and Footers to -Empty- or Blank.

IE7 and below:

Go to File, then Page Setup find the section labeled Headers and Footers. So you can return it to its original state copy down on a piece of paper the characters listed under the Header and Footer fields. Then delete all the characters in the Header and Footer fields. Set all margins to 1.0 inch.

Firefox Earlier Versions:

In Firefox go to File, then Page Setup, click on the Headers and Footers tab. Set all the drop down boxes to --blank-- then set the margins to 1 inch.

Opera Versions:

In Opera go to File, then Print Options, uncheck the Print Headers and Footers box. Set the drop down box Scale Print to 100%. Next, you want to set the margins to 1 inch.

Safari Versions:

Safari for Windows lets you to set the margins but won't let you remove the header and footer at the time of this writing. A newer version, if one ever comes out, should work similarly to Chrome above.