# Using LaTeX to create a resume in PDF [duplicate]

I am a LaTeX noob and I am considering it for revamping my resume. I decided to shift away from MS Word as I dislike using MSFT products and would like something like HTML with hyperlinks but want to create one single file with embedded images. I will also have a hierarchy tree structure (simiar to a filesystem tree).

My questions are:

1. Is LaTeX a good tool to produce a complex single document that matches the above description in format
2. I read here that it is tricky to convert DVI -> PDF. Is that still the case?
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## marked as duplicate by egreg, yo', Stefan Kottwitz♦Jan 4 '13 at 23:27

–  Claudio Fiandrino Jan 4 '13 at 21:30
thanks, Claudio –  amphibient Jan 4 '13 at 21:37
–  cmhughes Jan 4 '13 at 23:20
Besides that 1. has been similarly asked, 2. is a completely different question and should be separate, if you would like to ask this. It would just be good to be more concrete, as vague questions are hard to answer. –  Stefan Kottwitz Jan 4 '13 at 23:29

Yes, LaTeX is a good tool to produce such documents. Especially the moderncv class is very nice for resumes. Adding URLs is not a problem in LaTeX. However, there is a certain learning curve involved and it might take you a little while to get your first complex document in the form you want.
Nowadays there many editor and tools like latexmk that will help you a lot with compiling your document with LaTeX. Also, with pdflatex (and other TeX compilers) you can now produce a PDF directly without going over DVI etc. and this is IMHO also the recommended way to go.