# ! LaTeX Error: File res.cls' not found. Why?

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
\documentclass[margin]{res}
%\usepackage{newcent}   % uses new century schoolbook postscript font
\setlength{\textwidth}{5.1in} % set width of text portion

\begin{document}

% 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
% 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}

\begin{resume}

\section{OBJECTIVE}  A position in the field of computers with special
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.
\end{itemize}

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

\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} \\
Headed delegation to Rho Phi Congress \\
Participant, seven intramural athletic teams

\end{resume}
\end{document}

• 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
• It is on CTAN, in latex\contrib\resume (not resumecls) , and dates back to latex2.09. – Bernard Feb 26 '17 at 11:07
• 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
• @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
• 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.
• 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
• Actually, it's res.cls, not res.sty. – Phelype Oleinik Mar 23 '18 at 22:30
• 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