I know I'm not supposed to post questions under others' topics, so here is my question regarding the CV and cover letter template in:

Questions about my cv header and cover letter

and here is the code that I'm trying to modify:

\geometry{a4paper,left=2cm,right=1cm, top=2cm, bottom=1.5cm,headheight=21pt} 

% Suppress final dot in \cventry
% Suppress final dot in \cventry
    \ifthenelse{\equal{#4}{}}{}{, {\slshape#4}}%
    \ifthenelse{\equal{#5}{}}{}{, #5}%
    \ifthenelse{\equal{#6}{}}{}{, #6}%
% New page style
  Address Line 1\\Address Line 2}}
\fancyhead[C]{\parbox[t]{.3333\textwidth}{\fixedphonesymbol\sffamily\footnotesize  555-123-456-789}}
\fancyhead[R]{\parbox[t]{.3333\textwidth}{\emailsymbol\sffamily\footnotesize  [email protected]}}


\familyname{\unskip Surname}
\title{Curriculum vitae}              


born 99.11.999 in smallcity

\section{school education}

\cventry{1996- 2008}{Abitur}{School City}{}{}{grade: x,x}  
\cventry{1996--2000}{elementary school}{}{}{}{Grundschule somewhere}

\cventry{02.10.2011-- today}{matriculation Master of Science in xxx}{}{}{}{Joint Masters Program in whatever}
\cventry{07.04.2011}{finishing of Bachelor studies}{}{}{}{grade: x,x title: Bachelor of Science whatever}
\cventry{02.12.2010-01.02.2011}{student assistant}{}{}{}{Chair of xxx  Prof. Dr. xxx \newline student assistant as a tutor of xxx}
\cventry{21.07.2008--29.09.2011}{matriculation Bachelor of Science xxx}{}{}{}{university of xxx}
\section{Bachelor thesis}
\cvline{title}{\emph{Here comes a long title}}
\cvline{supervisor}{Prof. Dr. xxxxx}
\cvline{date}{february 2011}

\cvlanguage{german}{mother tongue}{}

\section{technical knowledge}

\cvline{basic}{Stata, SPSS}

\cvline{miscellaneous}{LaTex, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics} 


\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\draw[color1,line width=10pt] 
  ([yshift=-55pt]current page.north west) -- +(14cm,0pt);
\recipient{HR Departmnet}{Corporation\\123 Pleasant Lane\\12345 City, State} 
\opening{Dear Sir or Madam,} 
\closing{Sincerely yours,} 
\enclosure[Attached]{curriculum vit\ae{}} 





Gonzalo Medina's above answer gives a lovely template, but I would like to modify the formatting under 'school education'. Right now, if I write \cventry{1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{6} under 'school education', 2 is bold and 3 is in italics by default. I was wondering how to customise the all the formatting of \cventry. I'm not really sure how to adjust the code in Gonzalo Medina's answer because it's a little unwieldy.

  • 3
    Could you make the title of this question more meaningful, so other people with similar issues have a chance of finding it? Also, please include a minimal example document for people to play with, it's a bit of a hassle to have to go to another question and try to figure out which code is relevant here.
    – Jake
    Dec 15, 2013 at 19:24

1 Answer 1


Actually, I've got it sorted :D. It's quite simple. We just have to change

 \ifthenelse{\equal{#4}{}}{}{, {\slshape#4}}%
 \ifthenelse{\equal{#5}{}}{}{, #5}%
 \ifthenelse{\equal{#6}{}}{}{, #6}%


 \ifthenelse{\equal{#4}{}}{}{, #4}%
 \ifthenelse{\equal{#5}{}}{}{, #5}%
 \ifthenelse{\equal{#6}{}}{}{, #6}%

which means everything entered in {} of \cventry{}{}{}{}{}{} in the document body is ordinary text.

Then we can just apply whatever formatting required.

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