I am trying to write my resume using Latex, to have a better document and attract more interest from the recruiters. Internet is full of places with lots of templates and walk-troughs to build it up. But, I am having a nightmare with all the stuff about packages, extensions, modes etc.

For instance, if I use this template in the compilation time the system tells me that I need to have installed Xetex, in order to use a library. But I have it installed already! (at least Ubuntu Sw Centre told that).

I need a briefly introduction of how libraries works in Tex, and an explanation how to use the different versions of Tex (e.g. europass, cvtex, etc).

Could anyone help me?

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    Installing xetex is not enough, if you are compiling a document that uses xetex-specific libraries. You need to use xetex or xelatex (instead of latex). Oct 13, 2011 at 21:26
  • I modified the vague title. The link to the template in the question is not working, please correct it.
    – Stefan Kottwitz
    Oct 25, 2011 at 13:33

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This question is a bit vague. However, I will show you some questions and answers helping you to start.

To learn how libraries/styles generally work in LaTeX, follow the suggestions in the answers to these questions:

Regarding installation have a look at the respective package documentation or look here:

Each packages usually provides a documentation of how to use it. However, here's a nice tutorial:

Perhaps also have a look at

  • Thanks for the links, mate. I had learned working with LaTeX a few years back, and am interested in taking it up seriously. Those links are very good places to start off with!
    – user24131
    Jan 8, 2013 at 13:15

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