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I'm creating a resume using the res.cls package and I'm using the margin style option, which specifies that section titles are to the left of the body text. This essentially makes it look like there are two columns -- the left column where the section titles are and the right where the body is. This is fine for most of the resume, however, in certain places, I would like to have the body text be all the way to the left of the page. For example, I want a line which says "This information is current as of DATE", justified to the left of the page, not just the left of the body column. Does anyone know how I can do this?

\documentclass[margin,line]{res}
\oddsidemargin -.5in
\evensidemargin -.5in
\textwidth=6.0in
\itemsep=0in
\parsep=0in
\newenvironment{list1}
  {\begin{list}{\ding{113}}{%
    \setlength{\itemsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\parsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\parskip}{0in}
    \setlength{\topsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\partopsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\leftmargin}{0.17in}}}
  {\end{list}}
\newenvironment{list2}
  {\begin{list}{$\bullet$}{%
    \setlength{\itemsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\parsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\parskip}{0in}
    \setlength{\topsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\partopsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\leftmargin}{0.2in}}}
  {\end{list}}
\begin{document}
\name{Name \vspace*{.1in}}
\begin{resume}
\section{\sc Research Interests}
Bayesian statistics, spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, 
statistical methods for environmental and public health data, 
statistical computing, statistical methods for large datasets. 
{Current information as of May 2012}
\end{resume}
\end{document}

Also, here is a link to the template I'm using: http://biosun1.harvard.edu/~paciorek/computingTips/Latex_template_creating_CV_.html

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For small parts pushed flush with the left margin, you could just use a negative horizontal space. The width of the section title is given by \sectionwidth, so using

\hspace*{-\sectionwidth}<your content>

works. Here's your MWE with this adjustment included:

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\documentclass[margin,line]{res}
\oddsidemargin -.5in
\evensidemargin -.5in
\textwidth=6.0in
\itemsep=0in
\parsep=0in
\newenvironment{list1}
  {\begin{list}{\ding{113}}{%
    \setlength{\itemsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\parsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\parskip}{0in}
    \setlength{\topsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\partopsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\leftmargin}{0.17in}}}
  {\end{list}}
\newenvironment{list2}
  {\begin{list}{$\bullet$}{%
    \setlength{\itemsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\parsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\parskip}{0in}
    \setlength{\topsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\partopsep}{0in}
    \setlength{\leftmargin}{0.2in}}}
  {\end{list}}
\begin{document}
\name{Name \vspace*{.1in}}
\begin{resume}
\section{\sc Research Interests}
Bayesian statistics, spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, 
statistical methods for environmental and public health data, 
statistical computing, statistical methods for large datasets.

\hspace*{-\sectionwidth}Current information as of May 2012.
\end{resume}
\end{document}
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Thanks a lot! That worked. –  John May 24 '12 at 22:09
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