I have downloaded a template named moderncv but don't know how to use it.

As I am a beginner, please suggest me the pdf's describing the solution.

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    So what you have is some .tex file of an example moderncv class? Or are you adding the moderncv class to you distro?
    – dustin
    Aug 15, 2013 at 19:15
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    possibly related to How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)
    – henrique
    Aug 15, 2013 at 21:00
  • How much experience do you have with LaTeX? Are you trying to use LaTeX because you want your resume to match the pdf output of the template you found, or do you have prior experience with LaTeX?
    – Xavier
    Aug 20, 2013 at 22:12

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The documentation for moderncvis still missing, but you will find some examples (look on CTAN) showing the usage (.tex files) and the results (.pdf files).

You can also search this side for the tag moderncv to find related questions to class moderncvthat should help you.

The examples and this side should allow you to build your own cv.

If you have problems to install the class for your distribution follow the given link in the comment of @henrique.

To check if you have moderncv installed on your system try to compile the following MWE:



\title{Curriculum Vitae}                           % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
\address{street and number}{postcode city}{country}% optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted; the "postcode city" and and "country" arguments can be omitted or provided empty
\mobile{+1~(234)~567~890}                          % optional
\phone{+2~(345)~678~901}                           % optional
\fax{+3~(456)~789~012}                             % optional
\email{[email protected]}                               % optional
\homepage{www.johndoe.com}                         % optional
\extrainfo{additional information}                 % optional
%\photo[64pt][0.4pt]{example-image-a}              % optional
\quote{Some quote}                                 % optional


\cventry{year--year}{Degree}{Institution}{City}{\textit{Grade}}{Description}  % arguments 3 to 6 can be left empty


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