I have found this PDF and thought it would be a great idea to make a template of it. I am not so good to LaTeX so it would be nice if you could help me. Here the link to the CV-document:

Link to CV PDF

It's 4 boxes - three are colors and one is a picture. I know how to make a colored box:

\usepackage{framed, color}

But how did I get them in the right position, with the right color? And how did I get the image in this position? And how to get the green line in the left box? And should I use this to manipulate with the font size?

{\fontsize{50}{60}\selectfont Foo}{\fontsize{5}{6}\selectfont bar!}

{\Huge Foo}{\tiny bar!}

It would be great if you would help me with that. I will learn a lot of it and will be able to make such layouts in future. So please help the LaTeX-beginner :-)

Minimal example:

\documentclass[a4paper, 10pt]{memoir}

\usepackage{framed, color}%to make boxes and colours


\usepackage{anyfontsize}%manipulate with font size





\colorbox{grey}{Marie Muster}

\colorbox{grey}{\textsc{\textbf{Bewerbung}} als \textsc{\textbf{Assistentin}}\\ im \textbf{Bereich Biochemie}}

\colorbox{olive}{Am Musterweg 22\\
12345 Musterstadt\\
Telefon 0 25 06 / 12 34 56\\
E-mail: Marie.Muser@Provider.de}


The minimal example is really small - but that is because I am a new LaTeX user and have read a lot but don't understand so much.

I would be great with help but please don't use XeLaTeX or anything like that. I am just learning common LaTeX :-) ... and it would be nice if I could learn from this project (and when someone would help me).

  • Don't use t1enc as it is obsolete. Use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} instead. Please put the fragments of code you've posted together into a minimal working example (MWE) which provides people with the beginnings of the template you want to create so that they don't need to start from scratch. – cfr Apr 28 '14 at 21:44

Here is a starting point without tikz (hence no shading).

\documentclass[a4paper, 10pt]{memoir}

\usepackage{framed, xcolor}%to make boxes and colours


\usepackage{anyfontsize}%manipulate with font size



\colorbox{gray!50}{\parbox[b][3in][b]{3in}{\fontsize{30}{36}\bfseries\scshape\textcolor{green}{M}arie \textcolor{green}{M}uster}}%
\textcolor{white}{\textbf{\textsc{\LARGE Bewerbung}} als \textbf{\textsc{\LARGE Assistentin}}}\\
\textcolor{white}{im \textbf{Bereich Biochemie}}
Am Musterweg 22\\
12345 Musterstadt\\
Telefon 0 25 06 / 12 34 56\\
E-mail: Marie.Muser@Provider.de


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