Quirky office application advice needed

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
I work as a recruiter. Hundreds of resumes emailed to me every week. When I want to talk to someone I usually print out their resume and make notes on it in longhand while I talk. If one of my clients ever wants to know about that particular person, I go to my (huge) resume file and look up the notes.



I want to go paperless and would like to find a solution so that I can write directly on the resume, on the computer.



Two things I've tried so far.



1. Convert the word doc to a .pdf then to a photoshop doc. Works greast. Photoshop allows me to use the wacom tablet to write directly onto the resume, which can then be saved as a psd.

*Drawbacks: photoshop will only upload one .pdf page at a time. This doesn't work well for multiple page resumes. Also, the double converting is a pain. Not a great work solution.



2. using the 'notebook view' feature in word allow me to 'draw' onto the word document with the wacom pen. Works okay but clearly this isn't the way notepad view was designed.



Can anyone suggest an application where I can draw/write directly onto the resume? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



Darrin

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    jabohnjabohn Posts: 533member
    Adobe Acrobat lets you write notes on PDF files.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    nirradnirrad Posts: 19member
    Yeah? I've got conflicting reports about that. I actually spoke with Adobe product specialists and they said no, it wouldn't work. Would love some confirmation on that. Have you tried it?
  • Reply 3 of 7
    jabohnjabohn Posts: 533member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by nirrad

    Yeah? I've got conflicting reports about that. I actually spoke with Adobe product specialists and they said no, it wouldn't work. Would love some confirmation on that. Have you tried it?



    Maybe it's not the kind of note you thought, but I can remember Notes being a feature way back in Acrobat version 3. In Acrobat 7 Professional, you just go COMMENTS>ADD A NOTE.



    This link shows the Acrobat family comparison:

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acroba...ro7_matrix.pdf

    On page 2 there is a screen shot that shows a note. It's a small yellow icon that when clicked on expands to show the whole note. THe fifth row in the chart mentions "commenting tools".
  • Reply 4 of 7
    spcmsspcms Posts: 407member
    Word has a feature to add notes. It's not something you want to use on big, official documents, but appears ideal for what you are trying to do.



    And a screencap:

    http://www.student.kuleuven.ac.be/~m.../wordNotes.bmp
  • Reply 5 of 7
    nirradnirrad Posts: 19member
    SpcMs:



    Okay, that looks like it could work. Now the million dollar question: how do you do that? I just checked word and couldn't find anything in the help section about 'adding notes'.



    Thanks!
  • Reply 6 of 7
    spcmsspcms Posts: 407member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by nirrad

    SpcMs:



    Okay, that looks like it could work. Now the million dollar question: how do you do that? I just checked word and couldn't find anything in the help section about 'adding notes'.



    Thanks!




    Well, I'm on a Dutch version of Word for PC, but it should be under Insert (the 7th item, under Symbol).
  • Reply 7 of 7
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    You know, *just* to be contentious here, as I understand it, 10.4's Preview will allow writing of notes with a tablet and pen directly on any PDF.



    One conversion, no need to load up Word just to do this, and supports the tablet you already have.



    Just a thought for the future.
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