# moderncv: pagebreak does not adjust the text to the page

I am using moderncv to write my resume. I have one job position entry which is split between two pages. I tried to use \pagebreak, although it did move the entry to the next page, the previous text was not adjusted with the extra space. Unlike described in this question.

Example code:

\cventry{DATE}{Position}{Company}{Location}{}{}
\cvlistitem{Role 1}
\cvlistitem{Role 2}
\cvlistitem{Role 3}
\cvlistitem{Role 4}


It overflows into the new page after Role 2.

• Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – TeXnician Feb 24 '17 at 21:45

\documentclass{moderncv}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\moderncvtheme[green]{casual}
\firstname{John}
\lastname{Doe}
%
\begin{document}
\maketitle
%
\section{Something or other}
\lipsum[1]
\lipsum[2]
\lipsum[3]
%
\section{Positions}
\cventry{DATE}{Position}{Company}{Location}{}{}
\cvlistitem{Role 1}
\cvlistitem{Role 2}
\cvlistitem{Role 3}
\cvlistitem{Role 4}
%
\end{document}


which produces:

Adding a \pagebreak before the positions' section gives:

Indeed the first page is ragged at the bottom. The reason is that the moderncv class chooses not to introduce vertical stretching lengths, neither between paragraphs (implicitly introduced by the \lipsum command here) nor at section headers and list items. Of course, you can introduce them yourself wherever you like:

\documentclass{moderncv}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\moderncvtheme[green]{casual}
\firstname{John}
\lastname{Doe}
%
\begin{document}
\maketitle
%
\section{Something or other}
\lipsum[1]\vfill
\lipsum[2]\vfill
\lipsum[3]\vfill
%
\pagebreak
%
\section{Positions}
\cventry{DATE}{Position}{Company}{Location}{}{}
\cvlistitem{Role 1}
\cvlistitem{Role 2}
\cvlistitem{Role 3}
\cvlistitem{Role 4}
%
\end{document}


and then you get something closer to what you want:

To do this automatically (i.e., to properly introduce stretching lengths between paragraphs, list items, section headers, etc.), I'm afraid you need to tweak the moderncv class quite a lot. Unless I'm missing something, it was clearly the author's intention to leave the pages ragged at the bottom. I suggest that you leave it like this, or you choose a different CV class that better suits your taste.

• Plus, the moderncv class sets \raggedbottom by default. – GuM Feb 25 '17 at 1:32