# Modern CV - \cvitem second line indentation

I have a moderncv \cvitem shown as below.

\cvitem{title}{item1, item2, ... , item(n)}


When the item list gets longer, it displays as following:

Title: item1, item2, ...
item(n-1), item(n)


However, I would like to make it to look as following:

Title: item1, item2, ...
item(n-1), item(n)


Is there a simple way to do this? I tried to apply some of the hanging indentation solutions, but I could not quite make it work. Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: Adding compilable code below

\documentclass[11pt, letterpaper, sans]{moderncv}
\moderncvstyle{banking}

\usepackage[scale=0.75, vmargin=1.0in]{geometry}

\name{first}{last}

\begin{document}

\makecvtitle

\section{Title}

\cvitem{Subtitle}{item-loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong, item1, item2, item3, item4, item5, item6, item7}

\end{document}

• Welcome to TeX.SE! Please can you add an short, compilable code showing what you have tried so far? – Mensch Apr 15 '16 at 16:35
• Ah, okay, I'll try to make and add compilable code. – Yui Apr 15 '16 at 16:38
• I am sorry for the delayed response. I was working on something else, for a while. – Yui Apr 25 '16 at 17:51

Well, class moderncv offers different commands you could use for your list. I added them into the following MWE to show all possibilities.

If you insist in your list inside \cvitem there is some programming needed. Please have a look to the following code:

\makeatletter
\newcommand*{\mycvitem}[3][.25em]{%
\@initializelength{\mydefwidth}\settowidth{\mydefwidth}{\hintstyle{#2}: }
\@initializelength{\myitawidth}\setlength{\myitawidth}{\maincolumnwidth-\separatorcolumnwidth-\mydefwidth}
\ifthenelse{\equal{#2}{}}{}{\hintstyle{#2}: }{\begin{minipage}[t]{\myitawidth}\raggedright #3\end{minipage}}%
\makeatother


Let's say we use \mycvitem{definiens}{definiendum}.

In command \mydefwidth (line 3 above) we calculate the length of the first word definiens (#2) including :. In command \myitawidth (line 4) we calculate the remaining width for your following list, here definiendum (#3). Line 5 is used to print the definiens: followed by a minipage, containing the list definiendum. Line 6 is used to add an space to the next paragraph. If no value is given (an optional value #1) the default value .25em is used. Commands \makeatletter and \makeatother are need to be able to use @ in the code.

Please compile the following MWE:

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

\moderncvstyle{banking} % head3, body3

\makeatletter
\newcommand*{\mycvitem}[3][.25em]{%
\@initializelength{\mydefwidth}\settowidth{\mydefwidth}{\hintstyle{#2}: }
\@initializelength{\myitawidth}\setlength{\myitawidth}{\maincolumnwidth-\separatorcolumnwidth-\mydefwidth}
\ifthenelse{\equal{#2}{}}{}{\hintstyle{#2}: }{\begin{minipage}[t]{\myitawidth}\raggedright #3\end{minipage}}%
\makeatother

\usepackage[%
scale=0.75,
showframe, % <========== just to show the typing area ================
%  vmargin=1.0in
]{geometry}

\name{first}{last}

\begin{document}

\makecvtitle

\section{Title}

\cvitem{Subtitle}{item-loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong,
item1, item2, item3, item4, item5, item6, item7}

\mycvitem{Subtitl2}{item-loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong,
item1, item2, item3, item4, item5, item6mmmm, item7}

\mycvitem{Subtitl3}{item-loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong,
item1mmmmm, item2, item3, item4, item5, item6mmmm, item7llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll m m m m m m m m m m m m }

\mycvitem{Subtitle 4}{item-loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong,
item1mmmmmm, item2, item3, item4, item5, item6, item7llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll}

\cvitem{Subtitle}{%
\begin{itemize}
\item loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong,
\item item2,
\item item3.
\end{itemize}%
}

\section{Extra 1}
\cvlistitem{Item 1}
\cvlistitem{Item 2}
\cvlistitem{Item 3. This item is particularly long and therefore normally spans over several lines. Did you notice the indentation when the line wraps?}

\section{Extra 2}
\cvlistdoubleitem{Item 1}{Item 4}
\cvlistdoubleitem{Item 2}{Item 5}
\cvlistdoubleitem{Item 3}{Item 6. Like item 3 in the single column list before, this item is particularly long to wrap over several lines.}

\section{References}
\begin{cvcolumns}
\cvcolumn{Category 1}{\begin{itemize}\item Person 1\item Person 2\item Person 3\end{itemize}}
\cvcolumn{Category 2}{Amongst others:\begin{itemize}\item Person 1, and\item Person 2\end{itemize}(more upon request)}
\cvcolumn[0.5]{All the rest \& some more}{\textit{That} person, and \textbf{those} also (all available upon request).}
\end{cvcolumns}

\end{document}


and see the resulting pdf:

You see first your \cvitem and afterwards some examples with the new command \mycvitem. Then you can see in the complete pdf the result of provided commands of class moderncv.
