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The information that I want to provide isn't fitting into one line. I am working with


I want to put information into a new line, still positioned to what is in the line above. I tried to put \\ or \newline into/between the brackets but it was not working.

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I managed to do what I was looking for: I just put \newline{} and into the brackets what I wanted to have in that new line. – maad Jul 2 '12 at 21:09

I tested with moderncv.cls 2012/03/26 v1.0, and \newline works and generates a line break in every argument. This can be easily tested with template.tex which is distributed with the moderncv documentation - just a crazy test of line breaks:

\cventry{2010\newline -- 2012}{Master of Science\newline (honoris causa)}
  {University of TeXas\newline TeX committee}
  {Austin\newline (``Keep Austin Weird'')}
  {Supported by\newline the local TUG}
  {Awarded for writing\newline the thesis in \LaTeX}

cv example section

Indeed \\ doesn't work, but \newline does. And, in such and similar cases, you could use \parbox. Within that, even \\ works.

The first argument is an exception: within that, \\ works and gives properly right aligned lines, in contrast to \newline:

\cventry{2010\\ -- 2012}...
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Do you know why \newline works but \` doesn't? And why \` does work in the first argument? [Those are both supposed to say \\ above, but I can't get it to display properly.] – Andrew Uzzell Aug 25 '15 at 17:58

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