The default order of contact details in ModernCV is this:

  • Address,
  • Phone(s),
  • Email.

I need it to be:

  • Phone,
  • Email,
  • Address.

What changes should I make in my TEX file to allow this?

  • Can't you just do \phonenumber{[email protected]} or whatever syntax moderncv uses?
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 10:04
  • 1
    Could you post a minimal, fully compilable, example?
    – Bernard
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 10:17
  • @Johannes_B Thanks, I used an \extraninfo{<myaddress>} instead of \address{<myaddress>} which defaulted to being on top. I'd still like to know the "right" way of changing the order, though.
    – SgrA
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 10:17
  • @Bernard Here's the full package, and here's the TEX file.
    – SgrA
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 10:19
  • 1
    I consider moderncv to be a template with a fixed output, which you want to change. The right way of doing stuff depends on your preferences: Rewrite complex and scary code (which you cannot, otherwise you wouldn't ask) or trick moderncv into what you want.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Jun 19, 2016 at 10:30

1 Answer 1


Here is a solution, if I've well understood what you want. I redefine \makecvfoot in the preamble(for the casual style):

%% start of file `template.tex'.
%% Copyright 2006-2015 Xavier Danaux ([email protected]).
% This work may be distributed and/or modified under the
% conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License version 1.3c,
% available at http://www.latex-project.org/lppl/.

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} % possible options include font size ('10pt', '11pt' and '12pt'), paper size ('a4paper', 'letterpaper', 'a5paper', 'legalpaper', 'executivepaper' and 'landscape') and font family ('sans' and 'roman')

% moderncv themes
\moderncvstyle{casual} % style options are 'casual' (default), 'classic', 'banking', 'oldstyle' and 'fancy'
\moderncvcolor{blue} % color options 'black', 'blue' (default), 'burgundy', 'green', 'grey', 'orange', 'purple' and 'red'
%\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault} % to set the default font; use '\sfdefault' for the default sans serif font, '\rmdefault' for the default roman one, or any tex font name
%\nopagenumbers{} % uncomment to suppress automatic page numbering for CVs longer than one page

% character encoding
%\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % if you are not using xelatex ou lualatex, replace by the encoding you are using
%\usepackage{CJKutf8} % if you need to use CJK to typeset your resume in Chinese, Japanese or Korean

% adjust the page margins
%\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm} % if you want to change the width of the column with the dates
%\setlength{\makecvtitlenamewidth}{10cm} % for the 'classic' style, if you want to force the width allocated to your name and avoid line breaks. be careful though, the length is normally calculated to avoid any overlap with your personal info; use this at your own typographical risks...

% personal data
\title{Resumé title} % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
\address{street and number}{postcode city}{country}% optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted; the "postcode city" and "country" arguments can be omitted or provided empty
\phone[mobile]{+1~(234)~567~890} % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted; the optional "type" of the phone can be "mobile" (default), "fixed" or "fax"
\email{[email protected]} % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
\homepage{www.johndoe.com} % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
\social[linkedin]{john.doe} % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
\social[twitter]{jdoe} % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
\social[github]{jdoe} % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
\extrainfo{additional information} % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted
\photo[64pt][0.4pt]{pepe-le-pew0} % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted; '64pt' is the height the picture must be resized to, 0.4pt is the thickness of the frame around it (put it to 0pt for no frame) and 'picture' is the name of the picture file
\quote{Some quote} % optional, remove / comment the line if not wanted

% bibliography adjustements (only useful if you make citations in your resume, or print a list of publications using BibTeX)
% to show numerical labels in the bibliography (default is to show no labels)
% to redefine the bibliography heading string ("Publications")

% bibliography with mutiple entries
        \vspace{\baselineskip}% forces a white line to ensure space between main text and footer (as footer height can't be known in advance)
        \collectionloop{phones}{% the key holds the phone type (=symbol command prefix), the item holds the number
          \addtofoot{\csname\collectionloopkey phonesymbol\endcsname\collectionloopitem}}%
        \collectionloop{socials}{% the key holds the social type (=symbol command prefix), the item holds the link
          \addtofoot{\csname\collectionloopkey socialsymbol\endcsname\collectionloopitem}}%
          \ifthenelse{\equal{\@addresscity}{}}{}{\addtofoot[~--~]{\@addresscity}}% if \addresstreet is defined, \addresscity and \addresscountry will always be defined but could be empty
        \ifthenelse{\lengthtest{\footboxwidth=0pt}}{}{\flushfoot}% the lengthtest is required to avoid flushing an empty footer, which could cause a blank line due to the \\ after the address, if no other personal info is used
% content
%\begin{CJK*}{UTF8}{gbsn} % to typeset your resume in Chinese using CJK
%----- resume ---------------------------------------------------------

\cventry{year--year}{Degree}{Institution}{City}{\textit{Grade}}{Description} % arguments 3 to 6 can be left empty

\section{Master thesis}
\cvitem{description}{Short thesis abstract}

\cventry{year--year}{Job title}{Employer}{City}{}{General description no longer than 1--2 lines.\newline{}%
Detailed achievements:%
\item Achievement 1;
\item Achievement 2, with sub-achievements:
  \item Sub-achievement (a);
  \item Sub-achievement (b), with sub-sub-achievements (don't do this!);
    \item Sub-sub-achievement i;
    \item Sub-sub-achievement ii;
    \item Sub-sub-achievement iii;
  \item Sub-achievement (c);
\item Achievement 3.
\cventry{year--year}{Job title}{Employer}{City}{}{Description line 1\newline{}Description line 2}
\cventry{year--year}{Job title}{Employer}{City}{}{Description}

\cvitemwithcomment{Language 1}{Skill level}{Comment}
\cvitemwithcomment{Language 2}{Skill level}{Comment}
\cvitemwithcomment{Language 3}{Skill level}{Comment}

\section{Computer skills}
\cvdoubleitem{category 1}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}{category 4}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}
\cvdoubleitem{category 2}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}{category 5}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}
\cvdoubleitem{category 3}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}{category 6}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}

\cvitem{hobby 1}{Description}
\cvitem{hobby 2}{Description}
\cvitem{hobby 3}{Description}

\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\cite{book1}}
\cvlistdoubleitem{Item 3}{Item 6. Like item 3 in the single column list before, this item is particularly long to wrap over several lines.}

  \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).}

% Publications from a BibTeX file without multibib
% for numerical labels: \renewcommand{\bibliographyitemlabel}{\@biblabel{\arabic{enumiv}}}% CONSIDER MERGING WITH PREAMBLE PART
% to redefine the heading string ("Publications"): \renewcommand{\refname}{Articles}
\bibliography{publications} % 'publications' is the name of a BibTeX file

% Publications from a BibTeX file using the multibib package
%\bibliographybook{publications} % 'publications' is the name of a BibTeX file
%\bibliographymisc{publications} % 'publications' is the name of a BibTeX file

%----- letter ---------------------------------------------------------
% recipient data
\recipient{Company Recruitment team}{Company, Inc.\\123 somestreet\\some city}
\date{January 01, 1984}
\opening{Dear Sir or Madam,}
\closing{Yours faithfully,}
\enclosure[Attached]{curriculum vit\ae{}} % use an optional argument to use a string other than "Enclosure", or redefine \enclname

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%\clearpage\end{CJK*} % if you are typesetting your resume in Chinese using CJK; the \clearpage is required for fancyhdr to work correctly with CJK, though it kills the page numbering by making \lastpage undefined

%% end of file `template.tex'.

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