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I am using the modern CV package to create a CV in Latex. Unfortunately I am in a bit of a rush, so couldn't create a MWE, but hopefully one eagle-eyed user can identify where I've gone wrong!

I just have two errors with my code. I'm just trying to insert bullet points into CV. Using a previous answer, I inserted the code but it is not working:

\cventry{Feb 2012 - Nov 2014}{Ecnomics and Statistics Tutor}{University of Cape Town}{Cape Town}{}
\begin{itemize}[label=\textbullet]
\item{\textbf{Statistics}:}Prepared tutorials, marked tests and projects and participating in computer lab sessions.
\item{\textbf{Economics}}: Ensured timely upload of documents and other administrative duties
\end{itemize}

Secondly, the following code won't run, and I have no idea why, especially since the section below it (the Computer Skills section) works...

\section{Awards}
\cvline{UCT Masters Research Scholarship}{2013 - 2014}
\cvline{Commerce Faculty Merit Scholarship} {2010 - 2012}
\cvline{Dean's Merit List (obtaining an aggregate of over 70%)} {2009 - 2012} 

\section{Computer skills}
\cvline{Intermediate}{\small Stata, \LaTeX}
\cvline{Expert}{\small Word, Excel, Powerpoint}
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    Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – user31729 Feb 15 '15 at 17:16
  • 70%)} {2009 - 2012} ... % is the comment character – David Carlisle Feb 15 '15 at 17:24
  • Please indicate in the title of your question what your question is about, beyond just mentioning that you have questions about the moderncv package. – Sverre Feb 15 '15 at 20:46
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You have two errors.

  1. In the line

    \cvline{Dean's Merit List (obtaining an aggregate of over 70%)} {2009 - 2012}
    

    replace % with \%

  2. \cventry has six arguments and you are giving it only five. So write

    \cventry{Feb 2012 - Nov 2014}{Ecnomics and Statistics Tutor}{University of Cape Town}{Cape Town}{}{}
    

    instead of

    \cventry{Feb 2012 - Nov 2014}{Ecnomics and Statistics Tutor}{University of Cape Town}{Cape Town}{}
    

MWE:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}

\usepackage{enumitem}

\moderncvstyle{casual}
\moderncvcolor{blue}

\name{John}{Doe}

\begin{document}

\section{Awards}
\cvline{UCT Masters Research Scholarship}{2013 - 2014}
\cvline{Commerce Faculty Merit Scholarship} {2010 - 2012}
\cvline{Dean's Merit List (obtaining an aggregate of over 70\%)} {2009 - 2012}

\section{Computer skills}
\cvline{Intermediate}{\small Stata, \LaTeX}
\cvline{Expert}{\small Word, Excel, Powerpoint}

\cventry{Feb 2012 - Nov 2014}{Ecnomics and Statistics Tutor}{University of Cape Town}{Cape Town}{}{}
\begin{itemize}[label=\textbullet]
\item{\textbf{Statistics}:}Prepared tutorials, marked tests and projects and participating in computer lab sessions.
\item{\textbf{Economics}}: Ensured timely upload of documents and other administrative duties
\end{itemize}

\end{document} 

enter image description here


EDIT (per OP's comment)

If you want to align the itemize items with the entries above them, add the following option to your itemize:

leftmargin=\hintscolumnwidth+\separatorcolumnwidth

\hintscolumnwidth is the width of the first column of a \cventry and \separatorcolumnwidth is the separator width. Note that this can be done this way (without \dimexpr) because moderncv loads calc.

MWE:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}

\usepackage{enumitem}

\moderncvstyle{casual}
\moderncvcolor{blue}

\name{John}{Doe}

\begin{document}

\section{Awards}
\cvline{UCT Masters Research Scholarship}{2013 - 2014}
\cvline{Commerce Faculty Merit Scholarship} {2010 - 2012}
\cvline{Dean's Merit List (obtaining an aggregate of over 70\%)} {2009 - 2012}

\section{Computer skills}
\cvline{Intermediate}{\small Stata, \LaTeX}
\cvline{Expert}{\small Word, Excel, Powerpoint}

\cventry{Feb 2012 - Nov 2014}{Ecnomics and Statistics Tutor}{University of Cape Town}{Cape Town}{}{}
\begin{itemize}[label=\textbullet,leftmargin=\hintscolumnwidth+\separatorcolumnwidth]
\item{\textbf{Statistics}:}Prepared tutorials, marked tests and projects and participating in computer lab sessions.
\item{\textbf{Economics}}: Ensured timely upload of documents and other administrative duties
\end{itemize}

\end{document} 

Output:

enter image description here

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  • Hi, thanks for this. The \cventry is still giving me an error "Something's wrong - perhaps a missing \item". I copied and pasted your code exactly. I really can't see a "missing" item. – The Statistician Magician Feb 16 '15 at 16:13
  • @Chris Try deleting auxiliary files like .aux, .bbl. Also, what version of moderncv do you have? Mine is v1.5.1 – karlkoeller Feb 16 '15 at 16:37
  • How do I check which version I have? – The Statistician Magician Feb 16 '15 at 17:41
  • Look in the .log file. One of the first lines should contain Document Class: moderncv...... – karlkoeller Feb 16 '15 at 17:44
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    I don't know then. Anyway I'm here if you need more help. – karlkoeller Feb 16 '15 at 17:51

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