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I have the following issue with the alignment of subrubric titles in a résumé written with the CurVe class by Didier Verna.

When the rubric & subrubric titles are aligned left via options in the preamble:

\rubricalignment{l}%default: rubric titles centered
\subrubricalignment{l}%default: subrubric titles centered

the subrubric title ("Customer Services") shows an indent and is not aligned with the rubric title ("Professional Experience"). Screenshot of the issue:

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Is there a way to align the subrubric title so no indent is produced? I am looking for a result / output in which rubric, subrubric title and entry are aligned consistently on the left-hand side.

I suspect this behaviour is due to the CurVe class being based on the LTXtable package by David Carlisle. I played around with the options given in the documentation.

However, as this was not successful one may have to adapt the curve.cls, which looks quite daunting.

I put together a minimal working example:


\begin{rubric}{Professional Experience} %rubric title
\subrubric{Customer Services} % subrubric title
\entry*[Month/Year --- Month/Year]
        Customer Service Assistant at Fresh'n'Fruity, a bar / caf\'e{} serving organic smoothies, London, UK (xy hours/week)

\subrubric{Research} % subrubric title
\entry*[Month/Year --- Month/Year]
        Graduate Assistant, the Department for Science Fiction, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, UK (xy hours/week)

\entry*[MM/YY --- MM/YY]
        Research Intern with the ``Non-Violent Communication''-Project at the Peace Institute, Z\"urich, Switzerland


\rubricalignment{l}%default: Rubriktitles centered
\subrubricalignment{l}%default: Subrubriktitles centered

\title{Graduate Student}
\subtitle{at the Peace Institute, Z\"urich, Switzerland}


\makerubric{experience} % Engagement, praktische Erfahrungen, vorherige Jobs

\end{document} % schliesst das Hauptdokument

Any suggestions are appreciated!

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

The first line in the definition of \@@subrubric contains a trailing space, as can be seen here:


simply add % at the end of the line \rule{0bp}{\@beforespace} to prevent this trailing space; you can paste the following lines to the preamble of your document:


EDIT: I sent an e-mail to the class author, letting him know about this trailing space issue; he has confirmed that it was a bug.

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Thank you for your help, this is exactly what I was looking for. I did not want to bother Didier before I make sure this is a "real issue"! @Audrey: Thank you for the edit to make it more readable! – Amy May 19 '11 at 9:40
@Amy: No problem! BTW: You should accept Gonzalo's answer by clicking on the check mark below the vote up/down arrows. – Audrey May 19 '11 at 13:17

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