I am trying to prepare my resume using LaTeX but everytime after I compile I see an unnecessary '.' after the sentence. The code snippet looks like this:

% "ModernCV" CV and Cover Letter
% LaTeX Template
% Version 1.1 (9/12/12)
% This template has been downloaded from:
% http://www.LaTeXTemplates.com
% Original author:
% Xavier Danaux (xdanaux@gmail.com)
% License:
% CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/)
% Important note:
% This template requires the moderncv.cls and .sty files to be in the same 
% directory as this .tex file. These files provide the resume style and themes 
% used for structuring the document.


\documentclass[10pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} % Font sizes: 10, 11, or 12; paper sizes: a4paper, letterpaper, a5paper, legalpaper, executivepaper or landscape; font families: sans or roman

\moderncvstyle{casual} % CV theme - options include: 'casual' (default), 'classic', 'oldstyle' and 'banking'
\moderncvcolor{black} % CV color - options include: 'blue' (default), 'orange', 'green', 'red', 'purple', 'grey' and 'black'

\usepackage{lipsum} % Used for inserting dummy 'Lorem ipsum' text into the template

\usepackage[scale=0.85]{geometry} % Reduce document margins
%\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm} % Uncomment to change the width of the dates column
%\setlength{\makecvtitlenamewidth}{10cm} % For the 'classic' style, uncomment to adjust the width of the space allocated to your name


\firstname{Dilip} % Your first name
\familyname{Rachuri} % Your last name

% All information in this block is optional, comment out any lines you don't need
\address{xx}{xxxx, xx}
\mobile{(xx) xx}

%\homepage{staff.org.edu/~jsmith}{staff.org.edu/$\sim$jsmith} % The first argument is the url for the clickable link, the second argument is the url displayed in the template - this allows special characters to be displayed such as the tilde in this example

\photo[70pt][0.4pt]{pictures/picture} % The first bracket is the picture height, the second is the thickness of the frame around the picture (0pt for no frame)
%\quote{"A witty and playful quotation" - John Smith}



\makecvtitle % Print the CV title

\section{Angaben zur Person}
\cventry{Name}{xxx}{}{}{\textit{}}{}  % Arguments not required can be left empty
\cventry{Adresse}{xxx}{xx, xx}{}{\textit{}}{}  % Arguments not required can be left empty
\cventry{Telefon}{xx-xx}{}{}{\textit{}}{}  % Arguments not required can be left empty
\cventry{E-Mail}{xx.xx@xx.com}{}{}{\textit{}}{}  % Arguments not required can be left empty
\cventry{Staatsh\"origskeit}{xx}{}{}{\textit{}}{}  % Arguments not required can be left empty
\cventry{Geburtsdatum}{x xx}{}{}{\textit{}}{}  % Arguments not required can be left empty
\cventry{Geschlecht}{xx}{}{}{\textit{}}{}  % Arguments not required can be left empty
\cventry{Gew\"unschtes Berufsfeld}{Ingenieur}{}{}{\textit{}}{}  % Arguments not required can be left empty

The failure can be replicated if the same code above is compiled. Can someone help me?

Thank You Dilip

  • You get your code to look like code by having it indented 4 spaces. To accomplish this easily, highlight the block of code in your edit box, and click on the {} symbol above the edit box. Oct 8, 2013 at 15:30
  • The only error I get is that the image pictures/picture is missing. If you have your photo, you should change pictures/picture into the file name of that photo.
    – egreg
    Oct 8, 2013 at 15:42
  • I can see the picture without any problems.
    – Dilip
    Oct 8, 2013 at 15:59
  • Soloution here: enter link description here
    – user101245
    Mar 21, 2016 at 21:17

1 Answer 1






The class detects empty arguments and omits the comma and space but the \textit makes it non-empty.

The . is added directly by \cventry but you could redefine it after setting up the cv theme:

\expandafter\def\csname\string\cventry\endcsname[#1]#2#3#4#5#6#7{\cvitem [#1]{#2}{{\bfseries #3}\ifthenelse {\equal 
{#4}{}}{}{, {\slshape #4}}\ifthenelse {\equal {#5}{}}{}{, #5}%
\ifthenelse {\equal {#6}{}}{}{, #6}%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%.
\strut \ifx &#7&\else {\newline {}\begin {minipage}[t]{\linewidth }\small #7\end {minipage}}\fi}}
  • Thanks a ton David. Can you also tell me if it is possible to get rid of the full stop at the end of name, address,..etc.
    – Dilip
    Oct 8, 2013 at 15:50
  • @Dilip see update Oct 8, 2013 at 15:59
  • I have a similar problem again here \medskip \cventry{xx/xxx--xx/xx}{Master in xx}{Universit\"at xx}{xx}{\newline Gesamtnote: gut}{} \cvitem{Masterarbeit xx/xx - xx/xx}{{Titel der Masterarbeit ''xx''}\newline{Arbeitgeber: xx xx xx, xx, xx}\newline{Abteilung: xx xx and xx}}
    – Dilip
    Oct 27, 2013 at 11:32

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