.docx and .doc files not recognized as Word docs by LinkedIn

asked 2019-04-30 20:17:18 +0200

PhatMatt gravatar image

updated 2020-07-14 13:22:22 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I'm having an issue where LO files saved as .docx (regular and XML) and .doc are not accepted by LinkedIn as Word docs. PDF exports are fine. This is for uploading a resume. PDF isn't a good solution as some resume bots don't process PDF files correctly. I'm running Windows 10 (updated) and LibreOffice (x64). I've also tried saving the file and changing the extension via windows explorer and appending the extension (e.g. example.odf.docx). Neither of these work. Apparently LinkedIn is reading/scanning the file and doesn't like the format.

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BTW - for some reason, the site isn't accepting ".docx" and ".doc" as tags. It says to use letters, numbers, or characters "-+.#" .. which I did with the period, but it would only accept things after deleting the periods.

PhatMatt gravatar imagePhatMatt ( 2019-04-30 20:20:02 +0200 )edit