I am new to Latex and would like to create a resume. I found a resume template on this link and downloaded res9a.tex on my computer. When I open this file on Texmaker and click on Quick Build, I get the following error:! LaTeX Error: File `res.cls' not found.

So I went back to the link and clicked on res.cls, which opened the following webpage. What should I do after this in order to successfully run the resume code on Texmaker?

For convenience sake, the resume code given in res9a.tex is as follows:

% LaTeX resume using res.cls
%\usepackage{helvetica} % uses helvetica postscript font (download      helvetica.sty)
%\usepackage{newcent}   % uses new century schoolbook postscript font 
\setlength{\textwidth}{5.1in} % set width of text portion


 % Center the name over the entire width of resume:
 \moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{\large\bf Susan R. Bumpershoot}
 % Draw a horizontal line the whole width of resume:
  \moveleft\hoffset\vbox{\hrule width\resumewidth height 1pt}\smallskip
 % address begins here
 % Again, the address lines must be centered over entire width of resume:
  \moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{1985 Storm Lane}
  \moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{Troy, NY 12180}
  \moveleft.5\hoffset\centerline{(518) 273-0014 or (518) 272-6666}


 \section{OBJECTIVE}  A position in the field of computers with special 
            interests in business applications programming, 
            information processing, and management systems. 

 \section{EDUCATION} {\sl Bachelor of Science,} Interdisciplinary Science \\
                  % \sl will be bold italic in New Century Schoolbook (or
              % any postscript font) and just slanted in
          % Computer Modern (default) font
            Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 
            expected December 1990 \\
            Concentration: Computer Science \\
            Minor: Management 

\section{COMPUTER \\ SKILLS} {\sl Languages \& Software:} COBOL, IFPS, Focus, 
     Megacalc, Pascal, Modula2, C, APL, SNOBOL, 
            FORTRAN, LISP, SPIRES, BASIC, VSPC Autotab, 
            IBM 370 Assembler, Lotus 1-2-3. \\
            {\sl Operating Systems:} MTS, TSO, Unix. 

 \section{EXPERIENCE} {\sl Business Applications Programmer} \hfill Fall 1990 \\
            Allied-Signal Bendix Friction Materials Division, 
            Financial Planning Department, Latham, NY 
             \begin{itemize}  \itemsep -2pt %reduce space between items
             \item Developed four ``user friendly" forecasting 
                systems each of which produces 18 to 139 
                individual reports. 
            \item   Developed or improved almost all IFPS 
                programs used for financial reports. 

            {\sl Research Programmer} \hfill            Summer 1990 \\
            Psychology Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic 
             \begin{itemize}  \itemsep -2pt %reduce space between items
             \item Performed computer aided statistical analysis 
                of data. 
            {\sl Assistant Manager} \hfill        Summers 1988-89 \\
            Thunder Restaurant, Canton, CT
               \item Recognized need for, developed, and wrote 
                employee training manual. Performed various 
                duties including cooking, employee training, 
                ordering, and inventory control. 

  \section{COMMUNITY \\ SERVICE}  Organized and directed the 1988 and 1989 Grand 
             Marshall Week \newline ``Basketball Marathon.'' A 24 hour 
            charity event to benefit the Troy Boys Club. Over 
            250 people participated each year. 

  \section{EXTRA-CURRICULAR \\ ACTIVITIES}             
        Elected {\it House Manager}, Rho Phi Sorority \\
        Elected {\it Sports Chairman} \\
        Attended Krannet Leadership Conference \\
            Headed delegation to Rho Phi Congress \\
            Junior varsity basketball team \\
            Participant, seven intramural athletic teams 

  • As far as I know, the res class does not belong to standard distributions. It is not even in CTAN. – egreg Feb 26 '17 at 10:02
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    Don't use the class anymore. Please please don't. It is old and should be left to die in peace. – Johannes_B Feb 26 '17 at 10:10
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    A *.cls file is not a template, it is a class file. In general a LaTeX file is either a class (with file extension .cls) or a package (with file extension .sty) or code of some sort (with a file extension .tex). – Peter Wilson Feb 26 '17 at 18:46
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    @Supermario just mark everything, open a new file in your editor, paste everything from the webpage into that file, store it as res.cls besides your main document. – Jan Feb 27 '17 at 8:21
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    I wonder why new users want to get stuck quickly in the mud of some bizarre class instead of become more experts with standard classes. I known the craving of rediscover outstanding classes that nobody remember, but believe me, often the adventure end in pain. – Fran Feb 27 '17 at 18:41

Go to this website and to download this file named res.cls. Put it with the .tex file together. Then it will work.

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    Welcome to TeX.SE!. In the question, the OP (original poster) attached a link that is the result of clicking your. Please explain how can the OP (or anybody else) download the res.sty from this website. – Cragfelt Dec 20 '17 at 8:13

I figured it out. Follow his link, Open the link to res.sty, copy it into a .txt file, then rename the file "res.sty". Then, place the file into the same directory as the tex file you are trying to run.

  • Actually, it's res.cls, not res.sty. – Phelype Oleinik Mar 23 '18 at 22:30
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    Welcome, it is unclear which link you are referring to. Nevertheless, res.sty is outdated since 1994. An updated version was published in 2001. But to be honest, nobody should use res.cls or res.sty. – Johannes_B Mar 24 '18 at 6:58

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