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I customized the \section command in moderncv to get a color fade in the section headings. But now this messes up my moderntimeline and moves the lables of it around. I figured already out that this is due to the \usetikzlibrary{positioning}. Can some one figure out how to use my customized \section without affecting the moderntimeline?

\documentclass{moderncv}
\usepackage[firstyear=2007,lastyear=2015]{moderntimeline}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{fadings,patterns,positioning,fit,calc}

\tikzset{
  zero sep/.style = {inner sep=0pt, outer sep=0pt},
}

\moderncvstyle{classic}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand\section[1]{%
  \par\addvspace{2.5ex}%
  \phantomsection{}% reset the anchor for hyperrefs
  \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{#1}%
  \pgfmathsetmacro\randref{rand}
  \begin{tikzfadingfrompicture}[name=tikzsection \randref]
    \node[fill=white,anchor=south east,zero sep,minimum width=5cm,minimum height=2.5mm] (box node){};
    \node [text=white,anchor=base west,text depth=5pt,text height=12pt,zero sep,
    font=\normalfont\Large\bfseries,right=10pt of box node,
    text width=12cm,align=left] (text node) {\strut#1\strut};
    \node [fit={(box node)(text node)
      },zero sep] (myfit) {};
    \path let \p1=(myfit.south west), \p2=(myfit.north east), \n1={\x2-\x1}, \n2={\y2-\y1} in
    \pgfextra{\xdef\lenx{\n1} \xdef\leny{\n2}};
  \end{tikzfadingfrompicture}
    \begin{tikzpicture}[baseline=.5*5pt-.5*12pt]
      \path[path fading=tikzsection \randref, fit fading=false,left color=blue, right color=black]
      (-.5*\lenx,-.5*\leny) rectangle ++(\lenx,\leny);
    \end{tikzpicture}%
    \par\nobreak\addvspace{1ex}\@afterheading%
}
\makeatother 

example

\begin{document}

\section{First section}
\tlcventry{2008}{2009}{Student in aerospace engineering}{University of Atlantis}{Atlantis}{}{Majors: Aqua Systems, Fluid Mechanics}
\section{Second muuuuch longer section}
Some text
\section{Short}
Some text

\end{document}
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  • Does it help if you have a blank line (in the source) before the timeline?
    – cfr
    Commented Dec 12, 2014 at 19:05
  • @cfr no it doesn't, it affects all moderntimeline entries Commented Dec 12, 2014 at 23:40

1 Answer 1

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This seems to be a bug in moderntimeline. I'd suggest you to contact the package author about this issue.

I was able to track down the problem to the definition of \tltextstart, specifically, to the definition of the tl@startyear style used to typeset the start year; the original definition is

\newcommand{\tltextstart}[2][base west]{%
   \tikzset{
       tl@startyear/.style={
           font=#2,
           name=tl@startyear,
           above=\tl@textstartabove,
           inner xsep=0pt,
           anchor=#1,
       }
   }
}

and the problem is that \tl@textstartabove doesn't seem to be updated appropriately when using \tlcventry. A workaround is to use

\tikzset{
     tl@startyear/.style={
         font=\scriptsize,
         name=tl@startyear,
         above=\tl@width+1pt,
         inner xsep=0pt,
         anchor=base west,
     }
}

A complete example:

\documentclass{moderncv}
\usepackage[firstyear=2007,lastyear=2015]{moderntimeline}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{fadings,patterns,positioning,fit,calc}

\tikzset{
  zero sep/.style = {inner sep=0pt, outer sep=0pt},
}

\moderncvstyle{classic}

\makeatletter
\tikzset{
     tl@startyear/.style={
         font=\scriptsize,
         name=tl@startyear,
         above=\tl@width+1pt,
         inner xsep=0pt,
         anchor=base west,
     }
}

\renewcommand\section[1]{%
  \par\addvspace{2.5ex}%
  \phantomsection{}% reset the anchor for hyperrefs
  \addcontentsline{toc}{section}{#1}%
  \pgfmathsetmacro\randref{rand}
  \begin{tikzfadingfrompicture}[name=tikzsection \randref]
    \node[fill=white,anchor=south east,zero sep,minimum width=5cm,minimum height=2.5mm] (box node){};
    \node [text=white,anchor=base west,text depth=5pt,text height=12pt,zero sep,
    font=\normalfont\Large\bfseries,right=10pt of box node,
    text width=12cm,align=left] (text node) {\strut#1\strut};
    \node [fit={(box node)(text node)
      },zero sep] (myfit) {};
    \path let \p1=(myfit.south west), \p2=(myfit.north east), \n1={\x2-\x1}, \n2={\y2-\y1} in
    \pgfextra{\xdef\lenx{\n1} \xdef\leny{\n2}};
  \end{tikzfadingfrompicture}
    \begin{tikzpicture}[baseline=.5*5pt-.5*12pt]
      \path[path fading=tikzsection \randref, fit fading=false,left color=blue, right color=black]
      (-.5*\lenx,-.5*\leny) rectangle ++(\lenx,\leny);
    \end{tikzpicture}%
    \par\nobreak\addvspace{1ex}\@afterheading%
}
\makeatother 

\firstname{John}
\lastname{Doe}

\begin{document}

\section{First section}
\tlcventry{2008}{2009}{Student in aerospace engineering}{University of Atlantis}{Atlantis}{}{Majors: Aqua Systems, Fluid Mechanics}
\section{Second much longer section}
Some text
\section{Short}
Some text

\end{document}

The result:

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