# Squeeze items with itemize

I feel that I can save some lines in the following list, but I do not know how.

The split made at broadband networks is something I would like to avoid for example.

Here is the minimal example:

\documentclass[margin,line]{res}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\setlist[itemize]{leftmargin=*}
\usepackage{url}
\oddsidemargin -.5in
\evensidemargin -.5in
\textwidth=6.0in
\itemsep=0in
\parsep=0in
\topmargin=0in
\topskip=0in
\newcommand{\tab}{\hspace*{2em}}
\usepackage{multicol}
\newcommand{\Myoops}[1]{\textit{#1}}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\name{\LARGE Georgios Samaras}
%MUST leave a blank line after this

\begin{resume}

\section{\sc Conferences Events} All the conferences/events where held in Athens
\begin{multicols}{4}
\begin{itemize}
\item Internet security.
\item \href{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next-generation_network}{NGN}s
\item E-Learning and Webinars.
\item Windows Phone (Microsoft).
\item Java, C$^\sharp$ and F$^\sharp$.
\end{itemize}
\end{multicols}

\end{resume}
\end{document}


However, the document needs res.cls, which you can view here.

By the way, if someone has any other idea of how to save space there, please let me know, since every line that a save helps a lot.

If I use 4 in mutlicols, I get:

• Please don't use \sc and related commands. Either \schape or \textsc{...} then
– user31729
Aug 6 '15 at 9:22
• It was already there @ChristianHupfer, when I found this template for constructing my CV in the internet. Aug 6 '15 at 14:49
• That's why one should not use templates. 99.99% of them are rubbish
– user31729
Aug 6 '15 at 14:49
• But would you suggest me to build my CV @ChristianHupfer? Aug 6 '15 at 14:50

Among few options you have, one is to use nosep as the option to itemize (a feature of enumitem package). Add \raggedright additionally so that the weird justification doesn't spoil the looks.

If adventurous, you may also consider using tasks package, which, is good in handling the multicolumn lists. I have added tasks environment with all possible options so that you may change the dimensions as per your needs. For details, refer to tasks manual.

\documentclass[margin,line]{res}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\setlist[itemize]{leftmargin=*}
\usepackage{url}
\oddsidemargin -.5in
\evensidemargin -.5in
\textwidth=6.0in
\itemsep=0in
\parsep=0in
\topmargin=0in
\topskip=0in
\newcommand{\tab}{\hspace*{2em}}
\usepackage{multicol}
\newcommand{\Myoops}[1]{\textit{#1}}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}
\name{\LARGE Georgios Samaras}
%MUST leave a blank line after this

\begin{resume}

\section{\sc Conferences Events} All the conferences/events where held in Athens
\begin{multicols}{4}
\raggedright
\begin{itemize}[nosep]
\item Internet security.
\item \href{http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next-generation_network}{NGN}s
\item E-Learning and Webinars.
\item Windows Phone (Microsoft).
\item Java, C$^\sharp$ and F$^\sharp$.
\end{itemize}
\end{multicols}

after-skip=-2pt,after-item-skip=0pt,
column-sep=1em,label-width=0.6em,label-offset=0.1em,
item-indent=0.2em,label-align=left](3)
\task Java, C$^\sharp$ and F$^\sharp$.

\end{resume}
\end{document}


As a side note, it is better to use geometry package to alter the page layout instead of manual adjustments.

Also, try to avoid two letter commands (\sc) for font shapes in favour of \scshape. BTW, modifying section titles is better done with either sectsty of titlesec packages. If you do it manually like in this/your code, you may run in to the risk of losing consistency. Change formatting in the preamble using these packages. (I didn't do it here).

• Thanks. Check my edit, which gives almost the same result. I am getting a compilation error with your code: ! LaTeX error: "kernel/key-unknown"!! The key 'tasks/list/column-sep' is unknown and is being ignored.!! See the LaTeX3 documentation for further information.!! For immediate help type H <return>.!............................................... \end{tasks} Aug 1 '15 at 12:10
• @gsamaras: May be you need an update of your tex distribution.
– user11232
Aug 1 '15 at 12:54
• Harish, I did (askubuntu.com/questions/657653/…) and now my texmaker is in v. 4.4.1 (the latest available according to its help), the errors are still there. Aug 7 '15 at 13:24
• @gsamaras: texmaker is not tex distribution. You need to update texlive.
– user11232
Aug 7 '15 at 13:36
• How should I do that please? Aug 7 '15 at 13:37