I am using the banking style for moderncv. Is there a way I can modify the \cventry command so that the Employer, Job Title, City, and Year fields all appear on the same line? Something looking like this:

Employer, Job Title ... City Year

instead of this:

Employer ... City

Job Title ... Year

Here's a MWE:



\cventry{Date}{Job Title}{Employer}{City}{}{Description}
  • You could always just make a new command like \mycventry: \newcommand{\mycventry}[6]{<formatting stuff>}....
    – jon
    Jan 10, 2016 at 22:47
  • @jon Yes I was wondering if there is a simpler way to do his as I am not a latex master ;) Jan 12, 2016 at 4:33
  • You mean: \newcommand{\mycventry}[6]{\textbf{#3}, \emph{#2} ... \textbf{#4} \emph{#1}}, and then writing \mycventry{Date}{Job Title}{Employer}{City}{}{Description}..? Hard to suggest more based on your currently stated desired output.
    – jon
    Jan 13, 2016 at 5:41
  • @jon The ... here is not an ellipsis but rather indicates that the second half is right-aligned (arbitrary space in the middle). Ideally this would also have exactly the same functionality as \cventry just with this new and more compact format. Not knowing the complexities behind this I wouldn't know exactly what that entails but I assume it's more complicated than \textbf and \emph, though perhaps I am wrong. Jan 13, 2016 at 5:46
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    To push things to the right-hand margin, a simple \hfill is often enough. However, things get complicated when the total line text is longer than the length of the line. (I.e., put \hfill where I had written ....)
    – jon
    Jan 13, 2016 at 6:10

1 Answer 1


Using the suggestions in the comments I eventually ended up creating this command:

\newcommand{\myentry}[5]{\textbf{#3}\ifthenelse{\isempty{#2}}{}{: \textit{#2}}%
  \hfill\textit{\ifthenelse{\isempty{#4}}{}{#4 | }#1}%

Which results in a slightly modified version of the original question (I think it looks better than what I originally wished to do).

For a command that exactly mimics my original question this can be used:

\newcommand{\myentry}[5]{\textbf{#3}\ifthenelse{\isempty{#2}}{}{, \textit{#2}}%
  \hfill\ifthenelse{\isempty{#4}}{}{\textbf{#4} }\textit{#1}%

Note that this requires the xifthen package and for simplification purposes I got rid of a field so this only takes 5 parameters.

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