Some employers may ask you for a scannable version of your resume.
Scannable resumes are typically not much to look at, so if you know or believe that a company will be scanning your resume, send two versions (one scannable, one for human viewing), using a Post-It note to indicate the scannable version.
Rules are somewhat different for scannable resumes. The scanners tend to look for keywords (Nouns), as opposed to the verbs you would use on a print resume so you will need to rewrite your current resume for scanning probably.
There should be no italics, script, underlining, bullets, graphics, shading, multiple columns, vertical lines. Basically, no formatting whatsoever. Use a basic sans-serif font – Arial, Helvetica, etc.
Use a high-quality printer and print on plain white paper.
Many companies that request scannable resumes offer tips on how to format a resume for their scanners. Be sure to check out each specific company’s website or utilize your contacts within that organization to see if they have guidelines to follow.