# Decrease the length between title and content of resume

\documentclass[11.8pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}
\usepackage{verbatim}
% moderncv themes
\moderncvstyle{classic}
\moderncvcolor{blue}
% character encoding
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
% adjust the page margins
\usepackage[scale=0.88]{geometry}
%\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm}
%\AtBeginDocument{\setlength{\maketitlenamewidth}{6cm}}
\AtBeginDocument{\recomputelengths}
% personal data
\firstname{John}
\familyname{Doe}
\address{123 ABC St}{City, State zip code}
\mobile{9876543219}
\email{johndoe@xmail.com}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}


How can I decrease the vertical length between the personal data section and \maketitle?

• Welcome! Why aren't you using \makecvtitle? rather than \maketitle? I guess they do the same thing, though. Just the example I looked at used the former. I seriously doubt that 11.8pt does anything at all. – cfr Mar 10 '17 at 23:26
• I assume it is just the same as 11pt or else 11pt is default. – cfr Mar 10 '17 at 23:45

## 1 Answer

\documentclass[11.8pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}
\usepackage{verbatim,lipsum}
% moderncv themes
\moderncvstyle{classic}
\moderncvcolor{blue}
% character encoding
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
% adjust the page margins
\usepackage[scale=0.88]{geometry}
%\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm}
%\AtBeginDocument{\setlength{\maketitlenamewidth}{6cm}}
\AtBeginDocument{\recomputelengths}
% personal data

\firstname{John}
\familyname{Doe}
\address{123 ABC St}{City, State zip code}
\mobile{9876543219}
\email{johndoe@xmail.com}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\vspace*{-8mm}%decrease the vertical length between the personal data section and \maketitle
\lipsum[3]
\end{document}