# Questions about moderncv - cventry, font size, location

I have several TeX questions for moderncv.

1. How can I shift the location of the name higher up, not to waste space at the top above my name, please?

2. How can I increase a bit the size of the fonts used for the address details?

3. Most important question: I have another CVentry definition. I would like to write 2012-2015 and below (maybe in smaller font size) the duration: 3 years, 2 years 5 months, 3months I assume it is like adding a row to the left column in the CVentry? Thank you.

My mini example:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv}
\usepackage{moderncvcompatibility}
\usepackage{moderncvstyleclassic}
\moderncvcolor{blue}
\usepackage{layout}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[top=1in, bottom=1.25in, left=1.25in, right=1.25in]{geometry}
%
\makeatletter
\newcommand*{\CVentry}[6]{%
\cvline{#1}{%
{\bfseries#2}%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#3}{}}{}{, {\slshape#3}}%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#4}{}}{}{, #4}%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#5}{}}{}{, #5}%
%
\ifx&#6&%
\else{\newline{}\begin{minipage}[t]{\linewidth}\small#6\end{minipage}}\fi%
}}%
\makeatother
%
\firstname{Manuel}
\familyname{Perez, PhD}
\address{20 b Street}{12345 NYC\protect\\USA[![enter image description here][1]][1]}
\phone{+41(0)12345678}
\email{dummy@dummy.com}
\extrainfo{Age: 20 $\bullet$ Nationality: USA}

\begin{document}
\makecvtitle

\section{Work experience}
\CVentry{2012--2015}{Super job title}{Location}{Country}{}{Description of the mission.}
\end{document}


Here is just a little piece to get you going:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,ngerman,roman]{moderncv}
\moderncvcolor{blue}
\usepackage{ifpdf}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{layout}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[top=1in, bottom=1.25in, left=1.25in, right=1.25in]{geometry}

\makeatletter
\newcommand*{\CVentry}[7]{%
\cvline{#1\\\small{#2}}{%
{\bfseries#3}%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#4}{}}{}{, {\slshape#4}}%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#5}{}}{}{, #5}%
\ifthenelse{\equal{#6}{}}{}{, #6}%
%
\ifx&#7&%
\else{\newline{}\begin{minipage}[t]{\linewidth}\small#7\end{minipage}}\fi%
}}%
\makeatother

\moderncvstyle{classic}  %Optionen: 'casual', 'classic', 'oldstyle', 'banking'
\moderncvcolor{blue}    %Optionen: 'blue', 'orange', 'green', 'red', 'purple', 'grey', 'black'

\firstname{Manuel}
\familyname{Perez, PhD}
\phone{+41(0)12345678}
\email{dummy@dummy.com}
\extrainfo{Age: 20 $\bullet$ Nationality: USA}

\begin{document}
\newgeometry{top=0.5in}
\makecvtitle

\section{Work experience}
\CVentry{2012--2015}{\textcolor{red}{3 years\\2 months}}{Super job title}{Location}{Country}{}{Description of the mission.}
\restoregeometry
\end{document}


Node the new argument #2 in the line \cvline{#1\\\small{#2}}{%. By changing \small to someting else (like \scriptsize), you can change the size of the year and months entries.

By issuing \newgeometry{top=0.5in} you change that parameter only. With \restoregeometry it is restored back to preamble settings. This way you can move the name and entries up a bit.

All in all, it's not a very good solution. But maybe good for a start. Here is the output:

Right now, I don't have more time. But if there are no better answers posted, I will try to look into it in more detail. I hope it helps!