Formatting Your Visual Artist CV

Formatting your visual artist CV in WordPress.

Formatting your Curriculum Vitae (CV for short) can be a royal pain using the limited editor features in WordPress. Even with the advanced editor features from TinyMCE there is still no tabbing. You can indent but not between the year and text without creating a return.

This is what I want to do: (screen shot from Word) Notice how the list is indented over from the year. I can not do that in WordPress without using a table.

format visual artist CV

Further more this is what happens if I copy and paste directly from Word: I lose the indentation.

2011Pulse: Alberta Society of Artists at 80 Years*, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB, Mary-Beth Laviolette Exhibition Curator
Bring the Noise*, Jarvis Hall Fine Art, Calgary, Ab
Juried Members Show, Leighton Center Calgary, Ab
ASA Gallery – Lougheed House, Calgary,  Ab
B&W – DaDe Art & Design Lab, Calgary, Ab

2010New Members- Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto, On


And if I try to indent in the editor this is what happens: Everything indents and wraps the entire block of text into an indented paragraph. (note that the whole paragraph moves to the right as compared to the one above)

2011Pulse: Alberta Society of Artists at 80 Years*, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB, Mary-Beth Laviolette Exhibition Curator
Bring the Noise*, Jarvis Hall Fine Art, Calgary, Ab
Juried Members Show, Leighton Center Calgary, Ab
ASA Gallery – Lougheed House, Calgary,  Ab
B&W – DaDe Art & Design Lab, Calgary, Ab

2010    New Members- Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto, On


Solution 1: Stack the entries under the year and get over having indents.

2011
Pulse: Alberta Society of Artists at 80 Years*, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB, Mary-Beth Laviolette Exhibition Curator
Bring the Noise*, Jarvis Hall Fine Art, Calgary, Ab
Juried Members Show, Leighton Center Calgary, Ab
ASA Gallery – Lougheed House, Calgary,  Ab
B&W – DaDe Art & Design Lab, Calgary, Ab

2010
New Members- Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto, On


Solution 2: Use a table as Alyson Glenn has done

EDUCATION
2000 MFA, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. Support Paper & Exhibition.
1999 The Royal College of Art, London, England. Exchange: Printmaking, six weeks.
1998 BFA, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
1997 The Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, England. Exchange: Painting, four months.

In order to format your CV using a table you need to access the HTML view of this editing task pane. The HTML tab is at the top right next to Visual above this editor.

HTML Tables

Tables are defined with the <table> tag. A table is divided into rows
(with the <tr> tag), and each row is divided into data cells (with the <td> tag). td stands for “table data,” and holds the content of a data cell. A <td> tag can contain text, links, images, lists, forms, other tables, etc.

Table Code Example

<table border=”1″><tr><td>row 1, cell 1</td><td>row 1, cell 2</td></tr><tr><td>row 2, cell 1</td><td>row 2, cell 2</td></tr></table>

How the HTML code above looks in a browser:

row 1, cell 1 row 1, cell 2
row 2, cell 1 row 2, cell 2

To learn more about table and try it out please visit W3 Schools OR go for Solution #1 as I have done

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One thought on “Formatting Your Visual Artist CV”

  1. I received this comment by email which presents another way to indent. It’s a CSS cheat but hey.

    Steven wrote:
    I was reading your blog entry “Formatting your CV in WordPress”
    and thought I might tell you of another VERY quick-and-dirty way to get indents in your WordPress text from the text editor.

    This is what it looks like before you color the periods to match the
    background:

    2010….This is the text of your citation and you can …………make it as long as you desire.
    2022….This is the text of your citation and you can …………make it as long as you desire.

    Then you go back and color the periods to mach the background. It’s not very exact, but it can be done, and yield a “reasonably” clean result.

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