I would really like to use this cv template, but the problem it has is that the sentences don't fill up the entire space as illustred by this screenshotenter image description here

To clarify, the middle sentence clearly doesn't fill up the space compared with the last word of the first sentence "array". Does anybody know how I can change this?

This is how the document starts:


\reversemarginpar % Move the margin to the left of the page 

\newcommand{\MarginText}[1]{\marginpar{\raggedleft\itshape\small#1}} % New command defining the margin text style

\usepackage[nochapters]{classicthesis} % Use the classicthesis style for the style of the document
\usepackage[LabelsAligned]{currvita} % Use the currvita style for the layout of the document

\renewcommand{\cvheadingfont}{\LARGE\color{Maroon}} % Font color of your name at the top

\usepackage{hyperref} % Required for adding links   and customizing them
\hypersetup{colorlinks, breaklinks, urlcolor=Maroon, linkcolor=Maroon} % Set link colors

\newlength{\datebox}\settowidth{\datebox}{Spring 2011} % Set the width of the date box in each block

\newcommand{\NewEntry}[3]{\noindent\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0  \parbox{\datebox}{\small \textit{#1}}\hspace{1.5em} #2 #3 % Define a command for each new block - change spacing and font sizes here: #1 is the left margin, #2 is the italic date field and #3 is the position/employer/location field
\vspace{0.5em}} % Add some white space after each new entry

\newcommand{\Description}[1]{\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0\noindent\raggedright\footnotesize{#1}\par\normalsize\vspace{1em}} % Define a command for descriptions of each entry - change spacing and font sizes here

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    You need to include more of the document for the problem to be fully diagnosed. However, \raggedright behavior seems to be what you are hoping to avoid. Such an invocation shows up once in the \Description macro. Removing that command from the definition might help. Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 18:12
  • @StevenB.Segletes thank you! That's exactly what I was looking for. If you post it as an answer, I'll happily accept it.
    – Hunter
    Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 18:18

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It seemed to me the OP's question had to do with the ragged right margin, based on his/her description of "sentences don't fill up the entire space". As new LaTeX users discover, the default LaTeX behavior is for fully-aligned marginal justification.

However, various classes and code imported from elsewhere can override that. The enabling macro to override the flush margins is \raggedright. The small sample of code provided by the OP shows \raggedright in one location, the \Description macro.

I suggested removing that macro from \Description and the OP replied that the problem was resolved.

Here was the original definition:

\newcommand{\Description}[1]{\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0\noindent\raggedright\footnotesize{#1}\par\normalsize\vspace{1em}} % Define a command for descriptions of each entry - change spacing and font sizes here

producing the following result when \Description was invoked.

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When \raggedright is removed from the \Description macro, the result is

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