Pure Resume

Technical tips
A full Getting Started Guide is included with every template including all the tips below and more.

Inserting your resume content

The best way to insert your information into the template is to manually type it in. Simply click on the text box and start typing! Adding your content this way will ensure all the beautiful in-built styles will remain and your resume will retain its professionally typeset finish.

Working with font styles

You can see what style is applied to your text and re-apply a style to a section of text by clicking on the ‘Home’ tab in the ribbon at the top of your document. Click on any text within the template and you will see the style highlighted that has applied to that section of text.

Working with the full styles toolbox

Bringing up and working with the Styles toolbox or 'task pane' will give you a much better view of the styles in your document.

PC – Click on ‘Home’ in the ribbon menu bar and select the little expander arrow under ‘Change Styles’ in the styles section.

MAC – Click on ‘View’ in the top menu and select the Styes.

Adding space above and below headings

PC – Click ‘Home’ in the top menu bar and click the ‘Paragraph’ button then select ‘Line Spacing Options’.

Mac – Click ‘Format’ in the top menu bar and select ‘Paragraph’ to specify the space above and below the heading or paragraph your cursor is within.

Changing the background image

PC – Click on the image to select it and in the ‘Format’ tab on the ribbon, click the ‘Change Picture’ button in the ‘Adjust’ section. You will then see a dialogue box to browse to your Pure Resume ‘Images’ folder and select an image.

Mac – Right-click or Control-click anywhere on the image and select ‘Change Picture’. You will then see a dialogue box to browse to your Pure Resume ‘Images’ folder and select an image.

Flipping the background image

PC – Click on the image and under the ‘Format’ or Format Picture tab in the ribbon click ‘Rotate’. Under ‘Rotate’ you will have the option to flip your image vertically or horizontally.

Aligning you picture so it fills the page

Click and drag your image to re-align it with the top left hand corner of the page. If it still seems to be out of alignment adjust it manually by:

PC – Right-clicking anywhere on the image and select ‘Size and Position’. Select the ‘Position’ tab

Mac – Right-click or Control-click anywhere on the image and select ‘Format Picture’. Select ‘Layout’ in the left navigation menu and click on ‘Advanced’. 

Set the horizontal and vertical position as ‘0cm to the right of page’ for horizontal and ‘0cm below the page’ for Vertical, adjust if it is not.


Adding a page at the end of your template

Delete the background image of the last page. 

PC – Click anywhere on the page (outside of the floating text box) and select the ‘Insert’ tab on the ribbon and then click on the ‘Page Break’ button 

Mac – Select Insert > Break > Page Break’ on the top menu bar.

Add a linked text box so your text flows through

For PC

  1. Click ‘Text Box’ under the ‘Insert’ menu on the ribbon and select ‘Draw Text Box
  2. Click and drag in your document on the new blank page to form a rectangular text box
  3. Click in the text box from the previous page.
  4. On the ‘Text Box’ toolbar in the ribbon click ‘Create Link’ then click on the new text box
  5. Right-click on the new text box border and select ‘Format Shape’. Remove text box line colour and fill colour if they are present

For Mac

  1. Click once on the last text box you have in your document to make the border visible
  2. Click on the small square node that you will see at the bottom right of the text box. This will change your cursor to an arrow with a crosshair and will allow you to draw a text box on your new page by clicking and dragging to form a rectangle.
  3. Right or Control-click on the new text box and select ‘Format Shape’. Select ‘Size’ in the left navigation menu and set the height to 22cm and the width to 16cm.
  4. Select ‘Layout’ in the left navigation menu. Click on the ‘Advanced’ button and set the horizontal Absolute Position to 2.5cm ‘to the right of Page’ and the vertical Absolute Position to 5cm ‘below Page’. Click OK.

Making your text box size and position consistent 

Right-click on the text box border and select the ‘More Layout Options’. Click on the Position’ tab and set the horizontal Absolute Position to 2.5cm ‘to the right of Page’ and the vertical Absolute Position to 5cm ‘below Page’. Then click the ‘Size’ tab and set the ‘Height’ to Absolute 22cm and ‘Width’ to Absolute 16cm. Click OK. 

Removing the last page

Click to select the elements on the page (background image and text box) and press Delete on your keyboard to remove them. The page should now be blank. Click anywhere on the page and press Delete until it is removed.