Letter Builder Guide

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An overview and step-by-step guide to using Optimal Resume to create any kind of business letter.

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Letter Builder Guide

  1. 1. Optimal Letter User’s Guide
  2. 2. Now you need a letter <ul><li>If you can build an Optimal Resume, you can build an Optimal Letter </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Create New Letter” in the Document Center </li></ul>
  3. 3. Choose a letter type <ul><li>Once you name your letter, you can browse samples based on letter type (you also have the option to start from scratch) </li></ul>Select the type of letter you want to write and view samples
  4. 4. Begin editing your letter <ul><li>Editing a letter is very similar to editing a resume. Follow the 3 same steps. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on any section </li></ul><ul><li>Add, format and save content </li></ul><ul><li>Use the tools for styling and content assistance </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fill in the recipient information <ul><li>Click in the area highlighted in orange to edit the recipient information </li></ul>
  6. 6. Edit your letter <ul><li>Click in the body of the letter to edit </li></ul><ul><li>The text editor tools are just like the ones you used for Resume Builder </li></ul>
  7. 7. Content help <ul><li>Examples in the editing box, plus tips and letter samples in the toolbox </li></ul>
  8. 8. Style your letter <ul><li>Clicking Style Letter will bring up the styling palette, where you can choose from pre-styles or customize almost every aspect of your resume </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other options <ul><li>Rename – change the name of your document </li></ul><ul><li>Clone – make a copy of your document (like “Save As”) </li></ul><ul><li>Review Center – submit your document for review by a counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Download – Save a printable version of your document </li></ul><ul><li>Print Preview – See how your document will look in print </li></ul><ul><li>To do – Create a to-do list for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Switch Letters – open another letter in the builder </li></ul>
  10. 10. Share <ul><li>A shareable URL that you can send to employers or mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Post your document to social networking sites or share it via e-mail </li></ul>

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