How To Use Our Templates in Microsoft Word Online
If you don’t have a regular software copy of Microsoft Word and just need to make some quick edits to one of our templates then using Microsoft Word Online may be a good option for you as a word processor.
The following guide covers how to upload any HirePowers resume template into Microsoft Word Online.
Logging into Microsoft Word Online
You will be prompted to log-in to your Microsoft Live Account. If you already have an account, go ahead and log-in.
If you don’t already have a Microsoft Live Account, you’ll need to create one.
You may already have a Microsoft Live Account if you have a Microsoft e-mail address, use a Microsoft phone, or use the popular voice chat program Skype.
Signing up is free, so don’t worry if you don’t have an account yet. And you’ll eventually be able to use more free services besides just Word Online, so signing up is definitely worth it.
Uploading Template Files Into Microsoft Office Online
There are many ways to use Microsoft Office to create or import a resume, but for the purposes of this page we will be talking about how to upload one of the HirePowers resume templates available for download.
Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be taken to the main landing page for Microsoft Word Online.
In the top right hand corner is the option to “Upload a Document”. Select that option. You will be prompted to select the location of the resume document you would like to open. Browse to the folder where the file is located and double-click on the file.
Editing Your New Resume File
After selecting the file, you should see it’s contents loaded up inside a familiar Microsoft Word interface – only through your browser.
At this time, your document is ready to be edited!
Please note that at this time, our resumes with 2 or 3 column skill listings are unable to be edited in Microsoft Word Online because of it’s free limitations and inability to view columns. Full installations of Microsoft Word should have no trouble uploading & editing all of the templates available on HirePowers.
Saving & Downloading Your Finished Resume
Microsoft Word Online will always be saving your resume since it is already being edited online.
However, you may want to download a saved copy to your hard drive or even save a copy to OneDrive, Microsoft’s online storage solution that comes with your Live Account.
If you’d like to save your resume file to OneDrive, select the top option that’s labeled “Save As”. You’ll select which folder on your OneDrive account you’d like to save the file under.
If you would like to save a copy of the resume to your hard drive then select the option “Download a Copy”. Your file will download with the same file extension as when you uploaded it – in our case, with a .docx extension.
You can also download the resume as a PDF file if that is a better option for your needs.
When your file is prepared for you as a download, it’s name and file extension are kept intact so make sure you change that information at some point during the process if you need to.
After a moment, your document is ready and you can hit the “Download” button. Your file will be downloaded to your hard drive through to your browser’s preferred download folder location.
Free Microsoft Word Resume Templates For Download