Send resume via e-mail by using Attachment function on AOL

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October 18, 1999|By James Coates | James Coates,Chicago Tribune

I am trying to find a new job. I hope to be able to send my resume via e-mail. When I attempted to test the process by cut and paste, it was not properly formatted. I am using Word 97 through AOL. What is the best way to do this so it looks the same as it does when I enter it into Word?

I assume that your recipients routinely use e-mail to screen job applications -- and routinely take the time to download attachments to e-mail. If so, all you need to do is send your document as an attached Word 97 file.

Call up AOL e-mail and select Compose. Type the address where you want the resume to go and then type in an appropriate subject line. Next look at the bottom left of the e-mail window and you will find a blue box marked Attachments. Click there and you will get a file finder box for all the folders on your hard drive. Use this to find the file that is your resume and click the open button.

Now when you click Send, AOL will forward the Word file holding your resume, which can be opened and read by the folks at the other end.

A few days ago, I attempted to put an icon in the recycle bin in Windows 98. I got a message that said "Cannot find the specified path. Make sure you specify the correct path." Ever since that time, I have been unable to put anything in the Recycle Bin. I get the same message every time. I also have been unable to shut down the computer unless I cut the power to it. Are these things related? How do I correct them?

Bad news -- your operating system has become corrupted and you'll need to restore Windows 98 to get the machine to recognize the Recycle Bin and to restore the shutdown feature. You should act as soon as you can before other stuff starts to go wrong.

Click on the My Computer icon on the desktop just above the Recycle Bin. Then select Control Panel and then Add/Remove Software.

You will find a pop-up menu with tabs on top, including one for Windows Setup. Open that tab and select Have Disk.

In the next display you will get a box asking where to copy Windows 98 from and you'll need to either reinstall it from your hard drive or from a CD-ROM, if one came with your computer.

If you don't have a restore CD, you'll find a selection in the last screen display for C:

Windows

cabs. Choose that and you'll be back in business.

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