I would like to recreate this résumé header in LaTeX. I'm having quite a bit of trouble with it. I'm a bit of a LaTeX novice.

Resume Header: http://i.stack.imgur.com/nEgS5.png

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    Can you please post what you have tried so far? – user11232 Aug 4 '14 at 0:20
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The memoir class provides a good method of creating a custom header with three parts. As set up here, the header will appear on every page as a custom letterhead. The technique is explained in the comments below.

    \documentclass[12pt, oneside]{memoir}

    % Select a font package here (any TeX engine), or use fontspec with LuaLaTex or XeLaTeX
    % If it has to look like Times New Roman, \usepackage{tgtermes} instead 

    % Set dimensions of text block for memoir
    % For example, 1-inch margins on letter-size paper, with extra on top for header
    % Set header and footer size

    % Create a custom header for every page:
    % The three parameters of \makeoddhead{headers} define the left, center, and right parts of the header.
    % We use macros for the data and then fill them in below.
    % Use any formating commands within each bracketed parameter.
        %left side
        % center
        {{\Large\bfseries\name}\\ \vspace{0.5em} {\footnotesize\email \\ \phone }}
        % right side
    % A horizontal rule beneath the header looks nice
    % Activate your custom header

    % Now supply the information to be put into the header above: This makes it easier to change
    \newcommand{\name}{LaTeX User}
    \newcommand{\currentAddress}{123 Main St.\\ Current City, State 12345}
    \newcommand{\permanentAddress}{321 Main St.\\ Permanent City, State 54321}
    \newcommand{\phone}{(123) 456-7890}


    % Here is one basic way to format CV information 

        \item{Fact 1}
        \item{Fact 2}


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  • How would I make this for only the first page? – user3716857 Aug 7 '14 at 1:36
  • In the preamble, omit the line \pagestyle{headers} so that the default pagestyle remains plain. Then, just after \begin{document}, write \thispagestyle{headers}, and TeX will only apply your custom style to the first page. – musarithmia Aug 7 '14 at 10:37
  • I'm also having trouble with the margins. I want to use letter size paper and 0.5 in margins all around. When I try to change \setlrmarginsandblock{1in}{1in}{} and \setulmarginsandblock{1.5in}{1in}{} to 0.5 I get errors – user3716857 Aug 8 '14 at 20:11

You could start with something like this:



  \textbf{Current address} &\Large Your name & \textbf{Permanent address} \\
  ... & Email address: \Email{my.email.address@somewhere} &


This produces:

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A few possibly obvious points that may be worth highlighting since you are just starting out:

  • the \textwidth argument to the tabularx environment says that the width of the table is the page width.
  • the easiest way to specify the margins etc is with the geometry package
  • you can add hyperlinks to the pdf file using the hyperref packagae.
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    \noindent before the tabularx; otherwise, an overfull box will be produced. – Gonzalo Medina Aug 4 '14 at 1:50
  • @GonzaloMedina Good point. Fixed. – Andrew Aug 4 '14 at 2:58

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