I would like to add extra documents (like reference letters and certificates) to the moderncv in a way that everything is in the same pdf. I can´t include them as text because they will actually be scanned copies.

Is there any way to add it so every scan occupies an extra page in the same pdf or has the template been created to just have the CV and cover letter?


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The moderncv document class can handle this just like any other document class. Easiest would be to include

\usepackage{pdfpages}% http://ctan.org/pkg/pdfpages

in your preamble and insert


wherever you want to include a PDF <file>. <file> can be multi-page (or not) and you can specify the pages to include. See the pdfpages documentation for options or choices.

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    Using pdfpages somehow makes my page numbering disappear, any idea how to solve this?
    – user138784
    Jan 14, 2016 at 14:27
  • @user138784: Yes, that's the default, as pdfpages inserts the pages as-is. You can use the pagecommand={..} key-value to add commands to be executed with every page that is included via \includepdf. Some people use pagecommand={\thispagestyle{plain}} to add a plain page style (and therefore page numbers at the bottom).
    – Werner
    Jan 14, 2016 at 17:56
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    No, I mean, all page numbers, not only those on the included pages but also those on the main document.
    – user138784
    Jan 15, 2016 at 18:47
  • @user138784: Typically a CV (or very short resume) is supplied without page numbers by default. That is, the page style is most likely set to empty. Try adding \pagestyle{plain} to your preamble, or load the fancyhdr package and insert them in the usual way...
    – Werner
    Jan 15, 2016 at 18:54
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    I have the same symptoms and when not using includepdf at the end I get pagenumbers while I do not get them when I use includepdf. Strangely using includepdf at the beginning (before \maketitle) keeps the page numbers. May 4, 2017 at 15:29

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