I found the code below to be used for an academic CV (I took it from Chiu Yu Ko website: https://sites.google.com/site/kochiuyu/latex-1#TOC-Using-Latex-for-CV).



% Fonts

% Set your name here
\def\name{Your Name}
\def\email{Your Email}

% The following metadata will show up in the PDF properties
  colorlinks = true,
  urlcolor = black,
  pdfauthor = {\name},
  pdfkeywords = {economics, industrial organization,
    applied game theory},
  pdftitle = {\name: Curriculum Vitae},
  pdfsubject = {Curriculum Vitae},
  pdfpagemode = UseNone

  body={6.8in, 9in},

% Customize page headers

% Custom section fonts

% Other possible font commands include:
% \ttfamily for teletype,
% \sffamily for sans serif,
% \bfseries for bold,
% \scshape for small caps,
% \normalsize, \large, \Large, \LARGE sizes.

% Don't indent paragraphs.

% Make lists without bullets and compact spacing


% Place name at left
{\huge \name}

  Department of Economics \\
 % Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences \\
  National University of Singapore \\
  Singapore 117570
  Phone: \phone \\
  Email: \href{mailto:\email}{\email} \\
  Website:  \href{https://\website}{\website}


  \item Ph.D. Economics, National University of Singapore, 2016 (Expected).
    \item \emph{Dissertation:} ``Title''.
    \item \emph{Committee:} Your advice (Chair), Committee Members.
  \item B.A. Economics, National University of Singapore, 2005.

\section*{Research Interest}
    \item Primary: Applied Game Theory, and Industrial Organization
    \item Secondary: Political Economy, Financial Economics, and Economic History

\section*{Research Papers}

    \item (Job Market Paper) Title of Paper 1 (with Coauthor) .
    \item Title of Paper 2 (with Coauthor) .
    \item Title of Paper 3 (with Coauthor) .

\section*{Conference Presentations}


\item My important Paper
    \item XXX Conference, Jul 5--7, 2015
    \item YYY Conference, Jul 5--7, 2014


\section*{Teaching Experience}

\item Teaching Assistant, Macroeconomics, Fall 2015
\item Teaching Assistant, Microeconomics, Fall 2014
\item Teaching Assistant, Econometrics, Fall 2013


  Prof. ABC\\
  National University of Singapore \\
  Singapore 117570

  Prof. CDE\\
  National University of Singapore \\
  Singapore 117570
  Prof. CDE\\
  National University of Singapore \\
  Singapore 117570

% Footer
    Last updated: \today


The tex file does not compile when


are left in the code. It seems that garamond font is not supported. I am using Texworks 0.4.6. If I compile the file without the two lines above, it works. If I include them I get:

Sorry, but "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\texify.exe" did not succeed.

The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again:


You may want to visit the MiKTeX project page, if you need help.

Does someone know why this happens? Thanks in advance.

  • 1
    Do you have urw-garamond installed?
    – TeXnician
    Feb 19, 2017 at 17:49
  • 2
    despite the title I assume this question is unrelated to CV and you get the same error from \documentclass{article}\usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign}\begin{document}\end{document} ? Feb 19, 2017 at 18:03
  • @DavidCarlisle. Thanks David. Indeed. I get error even if I use it in a plain latex document
    – Dario
    Feb 19, 2017 at 22:24
  • 3
    so you should not mention CV in your question and your example document should looked more like the one I suggested. It really helps people to answer if the question always has a minimal example. Feb 19, 2017 at 22:42
  • 1
    @Dario Can you please change your question title into something more useful for future users? Mar 5, 2017 at 9:56

1 Answer 1


Most probably your question is fairly unrelated to any complicated topic. It's most likely that you just do not have URW Garamond on your PC and subsequently math-design can't find it. Try it with \usepackage{mathdesign} instead of your line of code. If that's fine then it was just a mistake including the package.

But as I have already done, I would advice you to read a beginner guide for LaTeX and especially the sections about debugging. That will help you as well as us.

  • Thanks for your reply. As far as I know urw garamond is an available option within math-design package (ctan.org/pkg/mathdesign). I have correctly installed it, but it does not work anyway.
    – Dario
    Feb 19, 2017 at 22:28
  • @Dario a package option can only access fonts if they are there the garamond fonts themselves are not part of mathdesign Feb 19, 2017 at 22:43
  • @DavidCarlisle. Thanks David. I see your point. I need to install the font before I can use it, as an option in mathdesign.
    – Dario
    Feb 19, 2017 at 23:27

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