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I have been having trouble displaying a footer in my resume. Here are the links to the .cls file and the .tex file respectively.

.cls file resume.cls file

.tex file resume.tex file

Sorry for the links to pastebin, but the .cls file was so long, that I figured copy and pasting it here would be unsightly.

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The resume class doesn't expect header or footers to be used. Querying for the default values values of \textheight, \paperheight and \footskip in the resume class:

\documentclass[margin,line]{resume}

\begin{document}

\begin{resume}
The value for \verb+\textheight+ is \the\textheight.

The value for \verb+\paperheight+ is \the\paperheight.

The value for \verb+\footskip+ is \the\footskip.
\end{resume}

\end{document}

one gets:

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And one has that \textheight+\footskip>\paperheight, so the footer will be typeset outside the physical page. To prevent this, reassign values to \textheight (and maybe \footskip); for example:

\documentclass[margin,line]{resume}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}

\textheight=10in
\footskip=25pt

\fancyhf{} % clear all header and footer fields
\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt} % no line in header area
\fancyfoot[C]{\today} % other info in "inner" position of footer line
\pagestyle{fancy}

\begin{document}

\begin{resume}
text
\end{resume}

\end{document}

Some remarks not related to the problem: the resume class seems somehow "old"; perhaps you could consider using a more modern approach; in particular, the class (and also your document) uses the obsolete two-letter font switches (\bf, \sc,...); you should use the proper switches instead (\bfseries, \scshape,...).

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That worked like a charm. Thanks! –  Bluemilk Mar 28 '13 at 8:14
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