In the German Resumé we ought to insert personal details (see "Persönliche Angaben" in the picture below). Since I have no other place left in my CV (casual style of moderncv), I would like to append it on the right of my picture. So it should appear as small text between the picture and the name. How can I do this?

Move Personal Details Up to the side of the portrait


\extrainfo{Referenzkontakte und beglaubigte Zeugniskopien folgen bei Interesse.}

  pdfauthor={YOUR NAME},
  pdftitle={Lebenslauf | YOUR NAME},
  pdfsubject={tabellarischer Lebenslauf}


\section{Persönliche Angaben}

\section{Praktische Tätigkeiten}
\subsection{• Berufstätigkeit}
\subsection{• Berufsbezogene Praktika}
\subsection{• Wehrersatzdienst}

\section{Auslandsaufenthalte und Kurse}

\textit{"Übung macht den Meister." \newline \newline}

\cvline{}{Place, Date \newline \includegraphics[height=1cm]{signature.jpg}} 
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    – DG'
    Mar 4, 2015 at 20:38
  • Exactly what information do you plan to add and in what position? To the right of the picture, above the name, flushed to the right margin, for example? Mar 4, 2015 at 21:41
  • I must complete: Since the syntax was updated, you get a confusing error, because "makecvfooter" has to be replaced with "makecvfoot" ! Undefined control sequence.\maketitle ->\recomputecvlengths \makecvfooter\newsbox .... tex.stackexchange.com/questions/334765/…
    – gloschtla
    Dec 11, 2016 at 19:08

1 Answer 1


Here's one possibility: I defined a \insertpersonalinformation command allowing you to typeset information between the picture and the name; in the example I used a minipage to typeset the information, but you can use any formatting you want:


% commands
  % recompute lengths (in case we are switching from letter to resume, or vice versa)
  % ensure footer with personal information
  % optional picture
  % name
      {\hspace*{10pt}{\personalinfofont\@insertpersonalinformation}\hfill}% alternate design: \MakeLowercase
    {\namefont{\color{color2!50}\@firstname} {\color{color2}\@lastname}}
  % optional title
  \ifthenelse{\equal{\@title}{}}{}{\\[1.25em]\null\hfill\titlestyle{\@title}}\\[2.5em]% \null is required as there is no box on the line after \\, so glue (and leaders) disappears; this is in contrast to after \par, where the next line starts with an indent box (even after \noindent).
  % optional quote
  \par}% to avoid weird spacing bug at the first section if no blank line is left after \maketitle


  \begin{minipage}[b]{4cm}%<- adjust here
  \textbf{Geburt} \\
 12. August, 1964, \textnormal{\textit{Berlin}} \\
  \textbf{Familienstand} \\
  verheiratet, 2 kinder \\
  \textbf{Eherman} \\
  Max Munstermann, \textnormal{\textit{Musterberuf}} \\




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  • Thank you for your quick answer. But it should appear not above but left of the name. And it should be attached at the right edge of the portrait.
    – gloschtla
    Mar 4, 2015 at 23:01
  • @gloschtla Please see my updated answer. Mar 4, 2015 at 23:11
  • Wonderful! This overwhelmingly long definition helped in my case. Now I just need to make the text a bit smaller.
    – gloschtla
    Mar 4, 2015 at 23:24
  • @gloschtla You can use \def\personalinfofont{\normalfont\footenotesize} or any other size switch. Mar 4, 2015 at 23:49
  • I tested it - replaced "small" with "tiny" - and it became really tiny. Are there other sizes in between small and tiny? I also tried "8pt", but it's not accepted. Actually "small" is already perfect in my case. Thank you so much!
    – gloschtla
    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:12

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