I created my resume in Pages 5.2.2 and converted it to a PDF using the "Export to PDF" feature.

Overall, everything seems to work fine. However, I am having problems applying to jobs on Jobvite. When I upload my resume using the "Upload Resume" dialog, it appears to upload, but then the file input changes to "No file selected." and the site freezes. The dialog still says "Uploading" and I see these errors in my web console:

SyntaxError: unterminated string literal UploadOverlay.aspx:17
ReferenceError: init is not defined UploadOverlay.aspx:1

I thought the problem was on their end, so I emailed them about it and they said the problem may be caused because I renamed the PDF after I exported it. I was careful to export the PDF again and not rename it, but when I tried uploading it, the same thing happened. I told them about it and they said they would look into it, but I haven't heard anything from them since then. That was 3 weeks ago.

I reported the problem to Apple using the "Provide Pages Feedback" feature, but they said they would not be able to reply directly to me.

I used to make my resume in LibreOffice and it worked fine. I can continue to use LibreOffice for now, but I like Pages a lot more (apart from this bug).

Does anyone know why this is happening or what can be done about it?

  • I am sorry if this question is somewhat inappropriate or off-topic but I don't know where else I can ask and have some hope of getting help. Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 21:14
  • Open in Adobe then save in Adobe.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 22:12
  • They system probably has a filter making sure the files is a original Adobe pdf type, so do not use conversion or export in other programs.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 22:16
  • Currently, you cannot add resumes that are scanned or locked PDFs. Please be sure that the document is a Word document or unlocked PDF.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 22:20
  • @Buscar웃, your responses are making me more confused. By "Adobe", do you mean Adobe Acrobat or some other thing I have to pay for? Why would Jobvite have a filter making sure the file is an "original Adobe pdf type"? If they have such a filter, why don't they show a message explaining what happened, instead of freezing up? Also, why was I able to upload files exported from LibreOffice? What is that thing about locked PDFs? Are the PDFs exported from Pages locked? Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 4:16

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I would recommend NOT to use the Pages "Export as PDF" file, since there might be inconsistencies with Adobe PDF format.

I would recommend you use the Pages- Print- PostScript.

Now open that file in Preview and save as PDF.

  • Thank you. I tried what you suggested and it worked. I didn't know that about Pages' PDF export feature. Your suggestion is a little cumbersome but it is the best I've seen so far and at least I am no longer completely in the dark about what was causing the problem. Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 20:17
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    Yes I know it is bit cumbersome, but what can I say to the ability of Pages to make 101% PDF compatible format. As said earlier, PDF is not same as PDF.
    – Ruskes
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 22:02

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