# moderncv - newline within a cventry

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

``````\cventry{}{}{}{}...
``````

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:

``````\section{Education}
\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}
``````

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