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I think a resume is more typesetting than word processing, so I would not use MS Word or OOo Writer. One could use Indesign or a free layout program. Often resumes contain text in columns. Text in narrow columns is hard to wrap--TeX does a good job here. For even better justification use microtype with pdfLaTeX. I think with microtype the chance to avoid ...


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Print or compile it to an image, then paste it in a word file. Then copy and paste the source and/or textual form, and paste it in the document invisible under the image. This does 3 things: Works independent of MS Word version. Pasting an image in a word file is not a new feature Includes the text in the document. Many companies want this so they can do ...


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There is a commercial product called GrindEQ which can also convert math. Another option is to import your LaTeX into LyX, and output as a Word document. Aside from the free solution using LyX, you can use LaTeX2RTF, which works okay. Also latex2doc which is a bit more sophisticated. Lastly, there is Pandoc which is a more universal converter. Your mileage ...


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If you are a scientist, you will probably need to add a list of publications, conference talks, and similar things to your cv. This is very nicely, and easily handled in LaTeX. With MSWord or OOWriter it gets really messy, expecilay if you have to keep updated your cv in different languages. LaTeX is also a nice format to store in a revision control system ...


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Using bits and pieces from moderncv.cls, I put together and new entry type \cvdoublecolumn and a macro \cvreference. They will allow you to typeset your references like in your example, using the CV document class moderncv. If you're not familiar with moderncv, there's a big example file showing a lot of possibilities. \documentclass{moderncv} ...


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Besides all the answers here, I have recently modularized my resume with TeX. With this I can quickly build my resume for a variety of different jobs. The basic idea is: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{qualifications-Software-QA-Manager} %\input{qualifications-Tech-Writer} \end{document} So I can just uncomment the appropriate sections, ...


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Even simpler than using comment (and more versatile), you can use multiple files for different sections. For instance you can have a main file cv.tex, and the a file for each section, for instance hobbies.tex, programming.tex, study.tex, languages.tex and so on. Then you include exactly the sections you want, using input Here goes the preamble ... ...


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For this sort of “conditional” compilation I would suggest the use of, e.g., verbatim to create comment environments to skip over parts of a document with respect to your selected options. A quick example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verbatim} \newenvironment{optionA}{}{} % use this to show % \newenvironment{optionA}{\comment}{\endcomment} % use ...


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I recommend a mixture of minipages and tabular. For example: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{marvosym} % For cool symbols. \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{lr} % Referee 1 \begin{minipage}[t]{2.5in} Prof.\ X Y\\ Place A\\ Location B\\ Country and Postcode\\ \Telefon\ +00 1 234 5678\\ \Letter\ ...


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I think you want to use the type=<entrytype> option to \printbibliography (§ 3.6.2 in the manual). E.g.: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib} \begin{document} \nocite{*} \printbibliography[title=Articles, type=article] \printbibliography[title={Conference Proceedings}, ...


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You need to add a \strut so that each node is the same height: As per Qrrbrbirlbel's suggestion, using \vphantom{y} produces slightly tighter output: \newcommand{\tagf}[2][]{% \begin{tikzpicture}[baseline={(TAG.base)}] \node[draw,#1] (TAG) {#2}; \node[font=\tiny,draw,#1] (TAG) {#2\vphantom{y}}; \end{tikzpicture} } Code: \documentclass{article} ...


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The tug.org page has a significant list here. This list is in two parts, including both LaTeX to 'PC textprocessors' and 'PC textprocessors' to LaTeX, you want to look at the former.


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One intangible benefit: you are signalling to an employer that you have taste, a certain degree of intellect, and a bit of non-crowd-following behavior. When resumes come across my desk, I give a mental +1 to TeX-formatted resumes. The only resumes that get a higher bump are plain ascii ones. It also draws attention from potential employers who appreciate ...


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With biblatex you can reuse the .bib file. You need to use the biblatex package and process the file with biber and not bibtex. Without any modifications you can get pretty close to what you want. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{abc, author = {A Author}, title = {the article ...


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The problem comes from the line \section*{\refname} used inside the thebibliography environment as defined in article.cls (the base document class for res.cls). To prevent the asterisk, add the following lines to the preamble: \makeatletter \renewenvironment{thebibliography}[1] {\list{\@biblabel{\@arabic\c@enumiv}}% ...


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If I understood you correctly, the code below does what you want: the newly defined \gaptlcventry command acts in a similar fashion to \tlcventry but gives you a gap in the timeline; the new command has nine mandatory arguments (if you want to keep the first optional argument, as in \tlcventry, some more work will have to be done): ...


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The multirow package can help you here. If you rather want to set manual line-breaks, you can just explicitly divide the text across the first column, i.e. \begin{tabular}{L!{\VRule}R} June 2012 -- & {\bf Pixel Pusher at Vandalay Industries} \\ present & \lipsum[66]\vspace{5pt} \\ Sept. 2011 -- ...


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My initial thought was to use flowfram. It's definitely doable, but I don't think it's the best way to do it. Regardless, here's a solution using flowfram: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry}% http://ctan.org/pkg/geometry \usepackage[draft]{flowfram}% http://ctan.org/pkg/flowfram \usepackage{graphicx,lipsum}% ...


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Add the following code to the preamble; instead of logo write the name of your photo: \usepackage{graphicx} \newcommand{\addphoto}[2]{% \smash{% \makebox[0pt][l]{% \raisebox{#1mm}{% \hspace{#2mm}\includegraphics[width=2.5cm]{logo}% }% }% }% } Then in the first address write \address{\addphoto{5}{150}% {\bf Present ...


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europecv is indeed the package to use to typeset a Europass CV in LateX. If you're looking for some information, I wrote a post on my blog about it a few years back: http://www.raphink.info/2007/08/europecv-latex-cv-class.html The post links to an example.


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I want to mention that next to moderncv there are the class europecv and the package koma-moderncv. The class moderncv is on of the famous class creation CV. Sadly there are no documentation. The package moderncv combines the benefits of the koma-script classes and the commands of moderncv. The package europecv is a new package and is an unofficial ...


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The following could be a start: \documentclass[a4paper, oneside, final]{scrartcl} \usepackage{soul} \usepackage{scrpage2} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{marvosym} \usepackage{xcolor}% http://ctan.org/pkg/xcolor \usepackage{enumitem}% http://ctan.org/pkg/enumitem \usepackage{framed}% http://ctan.org/pkg/framed \usepackage{lipsum}% ...


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All you need to do is move the line you added, \par\color{color2!50}\rule{\textwidth}{.25ex}\par}% <----- ADDED RULE right after the line that outputs the picture, i.e. % optional photo \usebox{\makecvtitlepicturebox}\\[1.5em]% {\par\color{color2!50}\rule{\textwidth}{.25ex}\par}% <----- ADDED RULE This will yield the following output, which is ...


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The first line in the definition of \@@subrubric contains a trailing space, as can be seen here: \def\@@subrubric#1{% \rule{0bp}{\@beforespace} {\@subrubricfont#1} \@subrubricmark{#1}} 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: ...


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This is not a template, but a way how I did my CV, always successful: Using a scrlttr2 template for a nice cover letter (Anschreiben) Using scrartcl for the CV (Lebenslauf) For tabular CV tabularx and booktabs (tabellarischer Lebenslauf) Defining a macro for CV categories, for easy final adjustments of widths and spacing Including scans of ...


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You should avoid using such old and outdated classes. The problem based on the macro \nofiles which is used by res.cls. This macro tell LaTeX no needing of .aux files. To work with bibliographies you need an aux file. I recommend to change the document class. Otherwise you must edit the document class and comment the command \nofiles. I used the following ...


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This question is a bit vague. However, I will show you some questions and answers helping you to start. To learn how libraries/styles generally work in LaTeX, follow the suggestions in the answers to these questions: Best Way to Start Using LaTeX/TeX? What is the best book to start learning LaTeX? Regarding installation have a look at the respective ...


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Everyone seems to be focused on looks and I see many multipage layouts for CVs in the links, but the content is often the most important, and unless you do think in pink and black with a comics font, the look is quite secondary. The content and conciseness are the things that will make a difference. Here is what a friend from Microsoft says: No one ...


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I believe it is independent of the actual type of the document you are writing. For many years I had been using MS Word, later OO Writer, but when I saw the quality LaTeX could provide I didn't hesitate for a second to throw out everything and start all over with LaTeX. You write your resumé in LaTeX because it gives you fine control and superior quality, ...


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The Problem has nothing to to with XeLateX or Fontin. The reason for the error is that the \titleformat and \titlespacing commands are incorrect. Apparently some backslashes got lost. If you look at Alessandro's complete source code in cv.tex or follow the link to his source, you will find that it should read ...



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