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Welcome to the NoticeMeCV help assistant.

This editor allows you to quickly and easily create professional and eye catching CVs that will help you get noticed by potential employers and recruitment agencies. If you need any help then this assistant will allow you to understand how your CV can be built and how you can make the most of the facilities provided here in order to maximise the impact of your CV. Below is a quick description of how your CV can be built which we recommend that you read so you can easily use this editor.

To start a new design you can either choose from one of our existing templates and modify this with your own information, or you can start from a blank page and layout your CV to your own requirements.

To select an existing template choose File - Open and select a template from the list. The selected template will open as a new design and you can then modify the template with you own details. Brochures. If you wish to create a new CV from scratch then you can select from the range of brochures. Each brochure offers a different way to present your CV and after selecting Brochure you will be presented with the following options.

Blank Page. This is simply an empty, flat page of paper onto which you can create your CV.

Gate Fold. This page folds at the sides and opens up to reveal the content inside.

Half Fold. This simply folds in half like a greeting card.

Tri Fold. This page folds twice as shown to appear as six smaller pages and is common for brochures.
All folding brochures are designed and printed with guide lines to indicate the correct folds.

Once you have completed your CV simply Save your design and this will be available for you to retrieve and use again.

Saving and Retrieving your CVs

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Displays a full list of saved designs and predesigned templates. Selecting the respective design will load the CV into the editor after which it can be customised.

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Displays a list of only your most recent designs. Select the respective design to open the CV for editing.

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This will close the current design without saving. If your open design has unsaved changes then a warning will be issued before the current design is closed.

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The current design will be saved under the same name you previously used.

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The current design will be saved under a new name. When saving you will be asked to enter a new name and this is manditary for all new designs.

Reviewing and Printing your CV

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All CVs are displayed in A4 size as PDFs which allows a common display for all computers. To review your design click on Preview and your CV will be opened as a PDF in a new window. Note that some browsers incorporate pop-up blockers so you may need to enable pop-ups for this website in order to display your CV.

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To obtain paper copies of your CV then you will need to order prints. This allows a range of high quality finishes to ensure that your CV gets noticed by anyone that receives it. Select this option to choose the quantity and type of prints that you require.

Brochures provide a starting point for creating new designs. All brochures are designed for printing onto A4 paper with four different layouts for presentation.

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This is simply an empty, flat page of paper onto which you can create your CV.

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This page folds at the sides and opens up to reveal the content inside.

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This simply folds in half like a greeting card.

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This page folds twice as shown to appear as six smaller pages and is common for brochures.

All folding brochures are designed and printed with guide lines to indicate the correct folds.

The toolbox functions allows various options for editing your CV, either to customise aspects of the design or allow easy editing.

Undo and Redo. As you edit your CV a number of previous steps are remembered. This allows you to go backwards or forwards in your editing.

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Go backwards through your design undoing recent steps you took to retrieve a previous version of your CV. This applies only to the current design and you cannot step back through a closed CV. When you start or open a CV the previous history is reset.

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If you have previously stepped back through your design then use Redo to step forwards to a more recent version. Note that when you make a new change to your CV the history is restarted at that point.

Cut, Copy and Pasting allows you to reuse objects in your design rather than creating them from new.

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Select an object in your CV by clicking on it and then select Cut to copy the object to the Clipboard. Cut removes the original object from your CV.

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Select an object in your CV by clicking on it and then select Copy to copy the object to the Clipboard. Copy retains the original object on your CV.

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To paste an object there must first be an object copied onto the Clipboard (see above). Select Paste to copy the contents of the Clipboard onto your CV. Pasting adds the object into the active layer so before pasting always select the respective layer using the Layer Navigator.

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The rectangle marque makes a mask which can then be used to customise your CV. A mask does not form part of your design but allows you to delete part of a picture or image or to fill the selected area with colour. To create a rectangular mask select this option and click inside the editor then move the mouse and click again to set the size of the mask. You can then use the make to delete part of the selected object (delete key) or for filling a colour or gradient by selecting the respective icon.

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The lasso function allows you to create an irregular shape as a mask (see above). Select the lasso option and then click within the editor to start the mask. Click again within the editor to draw a line from the previous point and you can create as many lines as you want. Note that the lasso automatically closes the mask between the first and last points for deleting or filling the defined area.

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This function acts like an eraser and allows you to rub out parts of your design. To use the eraser first select the object (picture or image) that you wish to modify, select the eraser and whilst holding down the left key on your mouse, move the eraser over the selected object. Note that only the selected object is erased and all other objects are left unaffected.

Fill options. These allow you to change the colour of the selected area or if no mask is defined to change the entire layer.

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This uses a single colour to paint the selected area or layer. Select Solid Fill an in the menubar set the colour and transparency level. Click inside the editor to fill the mask or page with the selected colour. The new object created by the fill is added to the active layer.

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This works in the same way as the Solid Fill but draws a gradient colour. After selecting Gradient Fill, two colours are shown in the menubar as well as the transparency setting. The gradient will be drawn between the start and fill colours by clicking inside the editor.

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The transparency setting allows you to set the opacity of any object in your design. You can set the transparency to any value between 0% (invisible) and 100% (fully opaque) by first selecting the object, choosing transparency and then entering the required value into the box shown on the menubar.

Layers allow objects to be drawn on top of each other and hidden without affecting other objects in your CV. Layers can be thought of as transparent sheets onto which objects can be drawn and grouped. Each layer can have any number of object drawn onto it and your CV can have an unlimited number of layers.

Creating, copying and deleting layers.

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Adds a new, empty layer to your design. The new layer is added on top of the existing layers and is automatically selected as the active layer. The Layer Navigator shows the order of all layers including the newly added layer.

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This copies the active layer onto the Clipboard prior to pasting. Select the layer to be copied and then copying the layer copies all the objects in that layer at the same time to the Clipboard.

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If a layer has previously been copied to the Clipboard then pasting a layer will create a new layer and copy all the objects from the first layer onto the new layer.

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This copies the active layer onto the Clipboard and removes the original layer from the design.

Showing and hiding layers.

Hiding a layer stops the contents of the layer being displayed in the CV whereas showing the layer displays all the respective objects in the CV.

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OR Navigator and to toggle show and hide.

Select the respective layer and use this option to alternate between hiding and showing the respective layer. Note that when flattening layers the contents of hidden layers will not be retained in the flattened design.

Arranging Layers.

Each layer is displayed in order and the following functions allow you to change the order of the layers in the display.

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The active layer will be brought to the front so that it will be the topmost layer and appear above all other layers. Select the respective layer and choos this option to bring that layer to the front.

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This moves the active layer up one level swapping it with the preceeding layer. This can be applied repeatidly until the active layer becomes the top layer.

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This moves the active layer down one level swapping it with the following layer. This can be applied repeatidly until the active layer becomes the lowest layer.

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The active layer will be sent to the back so that it will be the lowest layer and appear below all other layers. Select the respective layer and choos this option to send that layer to the back.

Grouping Layers

This allows objects from adjacent layers to be combined into a single layer. This can help to simplify your design and reduce the total number of layers.

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This function combines the active layer with objects in the previous (higher) so that they appear in a single layer. This option can be used on all layers except the top layer.

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This function combines the active layer with objects in the next (lower) so that they appear in a single layer. This option can be used on all layers except the lowest layer.

Flattening Layers

Each layer can contain many objects. Flattening a layer combines all the objects into a single object. This can make editing easier and allow you to create custom objects.

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This combines all objects on the active layer into a single object. First select the layer to flattened.

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This combines all objects across all layers into a single objects. All layers are collapsed into a single layer which then contains the single object. Note that the contents of hidden layers will be lost since these are not shown in the final object.

This allows you to upload your own pictures and images which can then be edited to create your custom design.

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To use an image or picture in your CV it is first necessary to upload it to the editor. Select Upload Images and a pop-up form will appear which you can use to select the file on your computer to be uploaded. Note that only image files can be uploaded from your computer. Uploading may take up to a few minutes depending on the size of the file and your internet connection speed.

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This function will reverse the image horizontally producing a mirror image of the original. Note that this can also be used for text but in this case the text will first be changed into an image meaning that the text itself can no longer be changed.

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This function will reverse the image vertically producing an upside down image of the original. Note that this can also be used for text but in this case the text will first be changed into an image meaning that the text itself can no longer be changed.

Drawing allows you to add shapes and lines to your design.

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Use this function to draw one or more lines on your CV. After selecting the Line function the menubar will show the colour, width and transparency of the line to be drawn. After setting these values click in the editor to set the start position of the line and then click a second time to draw the line. Further clicks will draw additional lines the previous and current positions. There is no limit on the number of lines that you can draw and when finished all the lines are combined into a single object.

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This draws a rectangle on your CV. Select Rectangle and the menubar will show the drawing options for the rectangle. In these are two options for a filled rectangle or an outline only (default is for a filled rectangle). Other options include for the colours, line width and transparency. After selecting the Rectangle click inside the canvas to place the top left of the rectangle.

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This draws a circle on your CV. Select Circle and the menubar will show the drawing options for the circle. In these are two options for a filled circle or an outline only (default is for a filled circle). Other options include for the colours, line width and transparency. After selecting the Circle click inside the canvas to place the top left of the circle.

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This draws a triangle on your CV. Select Triangle and the menubar will show the drawing options for the triangle. In these are two options for a filled triangle or an outline only (default is for a filled triangle). Other options include for the colours, line width and transparency. After selecting the Triangle click inside the canvas to place the top left of the triangle.

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This draws a polygon on your CV. Select Polygon and the menubar will show the drawing options for the polygon. In these are two options for a filled polygon or an outline only (default is for a filled polygon). Other options include for the colours, line width and transparency. After selecting the Polygon click inside the canvas to place the top left of the polygon.

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This draws a shape on your CV. Select Shape and the menubar will show the drawing options for the shape. In these are two options for a filled shape or an outline only (default is for a filled shape). Other options include for the colours, line width and transparency. After selecting the Shape click inside the canvas to place the top left of the shape.

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Adding text to your CV is an essential part of the design. This editor provides advanced facilities to add text as well as the contents of your profile.

After selecting add text then click anywhere on the canvas. A box will appear which allows you to enter your text. On the menubar you will see options for selecting the font type, style, size and alignment as well as colour and transparency level. After making your options simply type from the keyboard to enter your text.

You can enter any number of text objects on your design.

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This facility allows you to retrieve your employment history from your saved profile and add it directly to your CV. After selecting this option you will see a list of your previous employment. Choose the record you wish to use and then click anywhere on the canvas to place the record on the CV. Note that separate text fields are used for the title and content of your employment. This is so you can then assign different text styles to each.

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This facility allows you to retrieve your educational history from your saved profile and add it directly to your CV. After selecting this option you will see a list of your previous education. Choose the record you wish to use and then click anywhere on the canvas to place the record on the CV. Note that separate text fields are used for the title and content of your education. This is so you can then assign different text styles to each.

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This facility allows you to retrieve your achievements history from your saved profile and add it directly to your CV. After selecting this option click anywhere on the canvas to place the record on the CV. Note that separate text fields are used for the title and content of your achievements. This is so you can then assign different text styles to each.

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This facility allows you to retrieve your interests from your saved profile and add it directly to your CV. After selecting this option click anywhere on the canvas to place the record on the CV. Note that separate text fields are used for the title and content of your interests. This is so you can then assign different text styles to each.

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This facility allows you to retrieve your awards history from your saved profile and add it directly to your CV. After selecting this option click anywhere on the canvas to place the record on the CV. Note that separate text fields are used for the title and content of your awards. This is so you can then assign different text styles to each.

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This facility allows you to retrieve your languages from your saved profile and add it directly to your CV. After selecting this option click anywhere on the canvas to place the record on the CV. Note that separate text fields are used for the title and content of your languages. This is so you can then assign different text styles to each.

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This facility allows you to retrieve your references from your saved profile and add it directly to your CV. After selecting this option click anywhere on the canvas to place the record on the CV. Note that separate text fields are used for the title and content of your references. This is so you can then assign different text styles to each.

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This facility allows you to retrieve your custom fields from your saved profile and add them directly to your CV. After selecting this option you will see a list of your custom fields. Choose the record you wish to use and then click anywhere on the canvas to place the record on the CV. Note that separate text fields are used for the title and content of the custom fields. This is so you can then assign different text styles to each.

In additional to repositioning objects it is also possible to resize and rotate all objects. This allows you to increase or reduce the size of each object or to change the angle at which it is shown on the canvas.

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To resize an object you must first select the object that you wish to use 'by clicking on it(. Then click the resize icon and place the mouse back over the selected object. Hover the mouse over the side or corner that you wish to drag and select by clicking down. As you drag the mouse with the left hand button down, you will see the selected object change size. Release the mouse button to stop resizing.

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To rotate an object you must first select the object that you wish to use 'by clicking on it(. Then click the rotate icon and a new box will appear in the menubar show the current angle for the selected object. Either enter a new value in this box or, place the mouse over the canvas and hold the left button down. Drag the mouse to rotate the object and release the button to stop rotating.

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