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I am formatting my CV in latex, and I currently have all my section headings indented by 2em. The first item is the date of the \NewEntry and after that I have \hspace{1.5em} inserted to separate the date from the position field. However, some of my position titles are longer than one line. As such, the second line conforms to the 2em indent that applies to the entire heading (meaning it is aligned with the date). But what I want the second line to do, should it come, is to conform to the beginning of the position title (i.e. \hspace{1.5em} after the date entry. So, essentially, I want an indent within an indent, or something of that nature.

Note: If I manually enter an \hspace into my position title where I want the second line text to indent, which is an annoying solution anyway, no change results.

Here is the code I am using:

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\reversemarginpar 

\newcommand{\MarginText}[1]{\marginpar{\raggedleft\itshape\small#1}} 

\usepackage[nochapters]{classicthesis} 
\usepackage[LabelsAligned]{currvita} 
\usepackage{color}

\usepackage{hyperref} 

\newlength{\datebox}\settowidth{\datebox}{Spring 2011} 

\newcommand{\NewEntry}[3]{\noindent \hangindent=2em\hangafter=0 \parbox{\datebox}{\small \textit{#1}}\hspace{1.5em} #2 #3 
\vspace{0.5em}} 

\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{empty}

\begin{cv}

\NewEntry{2013}{Research Fellow, Ronald McDonald International Fellowship, Institute of Multidisciplinary Education} 

\end{cv}
\end{document}

Here is how this looks:

2013     Research Fellow, Ronald McDonald International
Fellowship, Institute of Multidisciplinary Education

Here is how I want it to look:

2013     Research Fellow, Ronald McDonald International
         Fellowship, Institute of Multidisciplinary Education

*Keep in mind that this entire section is already indented 2em. In addition, I want to indent Fellowship 1.5em (as shown in the immediately above example).

  • Well first of all could you bring us a whole MWE? The preamble is ok, but if you could and something inside the environment document would be better. Second, I see you're trying to create your CV using the KOMA script bundle, it's fine, but there are few templates in LaTeX for that stuff. You can download or try them online using the WriteLaTeX or ShareLaTeX services. Take a look, maybe you'll find them easier to use. – Aradnix Aug 19 '14 at 15:34
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    @Aradnix Actually you'll see that a large portion of the preamble is borrowed from the ClassicThesis-Styled CV template from the link you provided. Regardless, having indented the entire section in the preamble, and then (unsuccessfully) trying to further indent the second line of the section heading, should it come, remains my issue. – Jennifer Boylan Aug 19 '14 at 19:28
  • Well I see. Now I'm understanding the problem better, anyway, could you complete your MWE by adding something to the body (after \begin{document})? No need to put personal information, only to have the MWE actually functional and ready for compile without errors. That way it will be easier to help you. – Aradnix Aug 19 '14 at 19:37
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    @Aradnix I added an example of a section heading. In this example the section title goes to a second line somewhere around "Fellowship". I want that second line to be directly under "Research Fellow" and not as it currently is under "2013" – Jennifer Boylan Aug 20 '14 at 1:52
  • I revised your updates and your code, and I fear I don't understand well what you want to do. Why don't simple download the Classicthesis-Styled CV and use it? In the other hand, perhaps this question and this other could be helpful. – Aradnix Aug 20 '14 at 4:22
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This might be a start:

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\documentclass{scrartcl}

\usepackage[nochapters]{classicthesis} 
\usepackage[LabelsAligned]{currvita} 

\newlength{\datebox}\settowidth{\datebox}{Spring 2011} 

\newcommand{\NewEntry}[3]{%
  \parshape 1 \dimexpr 3.5em+\datebox\relax \dimexpr\textwidth-3.5em-\datebox\relax%
  \noindent\makebox[0pt][r]{\makebox[\dimexpr 1.5em+\datebox][l]{#1}}%
  #2 #3
}
\vspace{0.5em}} 

\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{empty}

\noindent \rule{2em}{1pt}

\begin{cv}
  \NewEntry{2013}{Research Fellow, Ronald McDonald International Fellowship, Institute of Multidisciplinary Education}{ABC}
\end{cv}

\end{document}

\NewEntry is set using \parshape 1 <indent> <width>, which changes the shape of the entire paragraph. Each line will be indented by <indent> and have a width that spans the remainder of the line. adjustwidth from changepage would also have worked here.

The \rule is meant to highlight the fact that the date is indented by 2em.

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