So I am trying to work with this tex file for CV available at http://kjhealy.github.com/kjh-vita/

The only thing I change is the font from pragmata to consolas. 2 problems I get a pdf output, with a tiny "on" at the end of the page plus 12 errors all with the same description in the output:

xelatex! Undefined control sequence

OK so let's decribe the errors in detail(as you might see them upon compiling the above file).

1.Pointer at \ind command in the code---error in output window is the following
xelatex>! undefined control sequence.
xelatex><argument>\scriptsize \VCRevision
xelatex>                       \ on \VCDateTEX
xelatex>l.265 \ind
xelatex>       Kieran Healy.1999.``href{http://www.k........

Could anyone also please let me know how to copy-paste the error details from the output window?

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    Please quote the whole error. "xelatex! Undefined control sequence" is not enough information to know what's wrong. Also, you do not need to sign your posts, since they are automatically signed. Finally, you can display code by indenting lines with 4 spaces.
    – raphink
    Sep 29, 2011 at 8:20
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    Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem.
    – Joseph Wright
    Sep 29, 2011 at 10:20
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    As a note, is there a reason why you want to use this CV layout in particular? I can't see a single PDF showing how it looks, and there's already great and easy CV layouts such as moderncv working out of the box in TeXLive.
    – raphink
    Sep 29, 2011 at 10:25
  • Thanks both, I'll use moderncv and see if it works out.Cheers! Sep 29, 2011 at 10:51

1 Answer 1


The error is caused by this line:

\rfoot{\texttt{\scriptsize \VCRevision\ on \VCDateTEX}}

\VCRevision and \VCDateTEX belong to the vc package which is for version control. Simply comment out this \rfoot line, or install and use the vc package, use it with


in your preamble.

  • @AbhimanyuArora: nice to see that it helped! Perhaps consider upvoting and accepting the answer then. ;-)
    – Stefan Kottwitz
    Oct 1, 2011 at 12:21
  • Hm, this is my Vita template. So now I am actively causing problems in the world of tex/latex on stack exchange. I suppose this is progress of a sort. As Stefan says, the error is happening because you're not using the vc package. I think I put a note in the template pointing this out.
    – Kieran
    Oct 1, 2011 at 21:22
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    @Kieran: there's no no problem, it just caused a question. Even this would not have been necessary if the OP would have read your comments in the file, especially regarding \rfoot.
    – Stefan Kottwitz
    Oct 2, 2011 at 15:07

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