Over 30 job applications I sent off. I checked the formatting in both Word 2007 for Windows and Word 2011 for the Mac and it the document formatting seemed fine.
Today I saw the Careers Counsellor at my university and she printed off a copy from my usb stick. The formatting was messed up. I’m assuming she was using Word 2010 for Windows.
It’s a long running joke about Microsoft and their bugs and incompatibilities. You’re never really prepared for it when something like this happens though.
I wish I could just send off my job applications as pdf files. But I can’t because I’ve been told I should save as Word files.