# How can I left align my signature in a resume written in the res class?

I want to add a signature at the end of my resume which I wrote in in the res class (with the margin option). How can I achieve this?

Here is my minimal working example:

\documentclass[margin, 10pt]{res}
\usepackage{helvet}
\setlength{\textwidth}{5.1in}

\begin{document}
\moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{\large\bf John Smith} % Your name at the top

\moveleft\hoffset\vbox{\hrule width\resumewidth height 1pt}\smallskip

\moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{City, State 12345}
\moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{(000) 111-1111 or (111) 111-1112}

\begin{resume}

\section{EDUCATION}

{\sl Bachelor of Science,} Interdisciplinary Science \\
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, expected December 1990 \\
Concentration: Computer Science \\
Minor: Management

\end{resume}
\end{document}


My problem is that, when I try to embed my signature after \end{resume}, then it isn't fully on the left side.

The margin option to this class has the effect of moving the left margin in an amount correspanding to \sectionwidth. You need a way to provide either text in the left margin, like the section headings, or text sperading accross the full page. Here is some code to achieve this:

\documentclass[margin, 10pt]{res}
\usepackage{helvet}
\setlength{\textwidth}{5.1in}

\newcommand{\lmargintext}[1]{\hbox to 0pt{\hss \vtop{\hsize=\sectionwidth #1}}}

\newlength{\bodywidth}
\setlength{\bodywidth}{\textwidth}

\newenvironment{fullwidthtext}{\hbox to \textwidth\bgroup\hss

\begin{document}
\moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{\large\bf John Smith} % Your name at the top

\moveleft\hoffset\vbox{\hrule width\resumewidth height 1pt}\smallskip

\moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{City, State 12345}
\moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{(000) 111-1111 or (111) 111-1112}

\begin{resume}

\section{EDUCATION}

\textsl{Bachelor of Science,} Interdisciplinary Science \\
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, expected December 1990 \\
Concentration: Computer Science \\
Minor: Management

\lmargintext{My Name}

\medbreak

\begin{fullwidthtext}
Writing text accross the whole page is done as
follows.  There may be several sentences containing plenty of text.

And new paragraphs with long text.
\end{fullwidthtext}
\end{resume}
\end{document}


The above commands mimic the way the class builds the section headings. The source code of the class notes that such commands remain to be defined.

The fullwidthtext environemnt defined above packs its argument in to one box and so will not break across pages. This is probably exactly what you need for a signature. However, an alternative list based definition that does allow page breaks is:

\newenvironment{fullwidthtext}{\list{}{\leftmargin-\sectionwidth\itemindent0pt}\item[]}{\endlist}


You have to move to the left by \hoffset

\documentclass[margin, 10pt]{res}
\usepackage{helvet}
\setlength{\textwidth}{5.1in}

\begin{document}
\moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{\large\bf John Smith} % Your name at the top

\moveleft\hoffset\vbox{\hrule width\resumewidth height 1pt}\smallskip

\moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{City, State 12345}
\moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{(000) 111-1111 or (111) 111-1112}

\begin{resume}

\section{EDUCATION}

{\sl Bachelor of Science,} Interdisciplinary Science \\
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, expected December 1990 \\
Concentration: Computer Science \\
Minor: Management

\end{resume}
\hspace{-\hoffset}Signature
\end{document}