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I'm trying to update my CV and I hit a limitation. I use moderncv and have been quite satisfied with it so far. But now that my experience section has grown beyond a presumed limit it yields an odd result. Here is an MWE:

\documentclass{moderncv}

\moderncvtheme[blue]{classic}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[scale=0.85]{geometry}                   

\firstname{Jack}\familyname{Ceevee}
\address{876A Defect Lane}{San Francisco, California} 
\mobile{+1-615-555-1212}\email{j.ceevee@mail.com}        

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\section{Summary}
\cvline{}{\lipsum[1]}

\section{Technical Skills}
\cvline{A great skill}{\lipsum[2]}

\section{Experience}
\cventry{2000--present}{Space occupier}{freelance}{San Francisco}{}{%
\lipsum[3-5]}

\end{document}

The odd thing is that the last section is not broken in two, rather it is moved to a new page leaving about 1/3rd of page 1 empty. I wonder if it is caused by the minipage environment moderncv uses for cventry (at least I think it does) or maybe something else. Regardless, I'm looking for a way to fix the issue.

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Yeah I think your best bet is to find a different way of describing the information outside of a cventry... –  Seamus Feb 23 '11 at 16:56

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It's a pity. No way. Latest version of moderncv uses tabular and minipage internally, and old version uses longtable. You can't break a tabular line or box.

It is possible to reimplement moderncv with lists, but not easy. You'd better avoid such long item or use another template.

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Thanks. I am going to have to find some other way. The search begins... –  Heisenb0rg Feb 23 '11 at 17:18
    
Heisenb0rg, have you found any other way? –  Nicolás Oct 25 '11 at 19:33

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