Currently I'm working on a resume, but I'm having trouble getting the formatting I want. An example of what I'm trying to do can be seen here - however, I couldn't even get that to work right (LibreOffice) because the whole document is in 3 columns, when I just need the header as displayed in 3 columns.

I've tried using \hfill, but that makes the center column uneven due to the length of the text in the right column. I've tried using a table, but can't seem to get that right. The closest I've gotten is when using the tabularx package:

\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} % set margins to 1 inch
\usepackage{tabularx} % format of addresses at top of document

{\Huge DaimyoKirby}\\
123 Main Street & [email protected] & 123 Campus Postoffice \\
MyTown, USA 12345 & 123.456.7890 & CollegeTown, MyState 09876 \\

This leaves the columns, however, offcenter like I mentioned before. Is there a way I could have these 3, nicely formatted columns for the top of my resume?

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    put it inside the center or prefix by \noindent Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 14:23
  • 1
    unrelated, but remove the \\ after {\Huge DaimyoKirby} Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 14:24

2 Answers 2


I think three minipages are enough:

\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} % set margins to 1 inch


{\Huge DaimyoKirby}\par\bigskip
123 Main Street \par
MyTown, USA 12345 
[email protected] \par
123 Campus Postoffice \par
CollegeTown, MyState 09876


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For the electronic address, you could use

\texttt{[email protected]}


\url{[email protected]}

from the url or hyperref packages.

  • That works great! A few questions though: What does the [b] signify? What exactly is the % doing? I thought that was for comments, so I left it out at first, but (obviously) that didn't turn out correct until I added them back where you had put them.
    – ananaso
    Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 14:39
  • @DaimyoKirby [b] means that the three minipages will be vertically aligned to their bottom (you can also use [t] for top alignment or nothing at all which means the default center alignment). The % are important since they are suppressing spurious blank spaces (a carriage return tantamount to a blank space) that otherwise will move the last minipage to a new line. Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 14:43
  • @GonzaloMedina How do I move the left and right columns slightly upwards so that they start at the same height as the name?
    – bit_by_bit
    Commented Apr 20, 2020 at 17:33

You could also use the fancyhdr package for this:



\lhead{123 Main Street\\ MyTown, USA 12345}
\chead{{\Huge DaimyoKirby}\\ [email protected]\\ 123.456.7890}
\rhead{123 Campus Postoffice\\ CollegeTown, MyState 09876}

\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt} %to get rid of the default rule below the header
  • With a possible modification to headheight. Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 14:45

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