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Populating fields in resume automatically
26 March 2015, 3:57 AM
Apologies if this has been posted before, I couldn't find any other instances so I decided to fire ahead!
Is there any (easy) way to extract content from an existing word doc and publish straight to the resume on Mahara?
26 March 2015, 4:39 AM
In which field you want to put your extract, in the resumé or in a page that contains information from the resumé?
In the resumé you can copy info from your MS Word document and paste it in a field (the cover letter for example). It is better to "clean" the text from Word, pasting it into a simple text processor such as TextWrangler on Mac before the coping/pasting it to Mahara. This is because MS Word adds a lot of code hidden in the text that may cause some trouble when displaying the text on a web page.
In a page containing info form the resumé, you can add a note or annotation and paste your text. Again with the same reserve about the code generated by MS Word
26 March 2015, 5:11 AM
Thanks for this reply. What I was hoping to achieve was extracting the information from a document and populating the fields of the resume automatically (instead of copy and paste).
I will bear in mind the clean text issue also.
26 March 2015, 4:34 PM
Unfortunately this is not possible. The import option is only working with Leap2a file.
26 March 2015, 10:49 PM
Ok, thank you for the reply!