# Margins and line spacings in moderncv

I have 2 issues with moderncv:

1. How to adjust the margins in the CV format.
2. Spacing issues with different sections.

I am new to TeX and any help would be appreciated.

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– Mark
Apr 1 '16 at 20:24

As mentioned in your comment, you are using an old version of moderncv. Yours is version 1.5.1, the current one is 2.0.0.

Because I have only the current one installed I can show you only an MWE for the current version. The current version uses different command names, that's at last your problem.

Before we can check where your problem comes from we need to have a MWE running on your and on my computer. Please check the comments I added to my MWE naming the old commands you need to use.

MWE:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}

\moderncvstyle{classic}
\moderncvcolor{blue}

\usepackage[scale=0.75]{geometry}
%\usepackage{fullpage} % <========================================= why?
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm}

%\firstname{xxxi}
%\familyname{xxxx} % <=================== new command \name{first}{last}
\name{xxxi}{xxxx}
\mobile{(+xx) xxxxxxxxx}
\email{xxxxxxx@live.com}
\photo[80pt][0.5pt]{example-image-a}

\begin{document}
\maketitle   % <====================================== old: \makecvtitle

\section{Personal Statement } xxxx
\section{Education}
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}
% <=========================================== Be careful: 6 {} needed!!
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}

\section{Education}
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}

\end{document}


With this MWE I get the following result:

In this result I can not see problems.

Please check my MWE, change it for your version and compare the result. If there are differences, please add your used MWE to your question and the screenshot with marks were you have the problems.

Untested, because I have not installed version 1.5.1, but please test is on your system:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} % version 1.5.1

\moderncvstyle{classic}
\moderncvcolor{blue}

\usepackage[scale=0.75]{geometry}
\usepackage{full page} % <================================= what's that?
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm}
\setlength{\makecvtitlenamewidth}{5.6cm} % <=============== name changed

\firstname{xxxi}
\familyname{xxxx}
\mobile{(+xx) xxxxxxxxx}
\email{xxxxxxx@live.com}
\photo[80pt][0.5pt]{example-image-a} % <================= from class MWE

\begin{document}
\makecvtitle

\section{Personal Statement } xxxx
\section{Education}
%\cventry{xxxx1} % <======== missing: {xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}
% <=========================================== Be careful: 6 {} needed!!
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}

\section{Education}
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}
\cventry{xxxx1}{xxxx2}{xxxx3}{xxxx4}{xxxx5}{xxxx6}

\end{document}


What should package full page do? I guess it should be fullpage?