I am using this cv template.

How do I move the contact details much higher to directly underneath my name?

And how do I move the main body of the cv much further to the left?

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    The template is designed to present the data in two different places. There is no simple switch or command to move the blocks in the order you like them. The layout is kind of fixed.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented May 6, 2017 at 12:41

1 Answer 1


Class moderncv offers several styles with fixed layout. With fixed layout I mean that the layout is not designed to be changed. But to have several layouts the class offers several styles, each style with another (fixed) layout.

With the following example code from class moderncv you can test the several styles:


% moderncv themes
\moderncvstyle{oldstyle} % casual, classic, banking, oldstyle and fancy



% personal data
\title{Resumé title}
\address{street and number}{postcode city}{country}
\email{[email protected]}
\extrainfo{additional information}
\quote{Some quote}




\cventry{year--year}{Degree}{Institution--3}{City--4}{\textit{Grade}--5}{Description--6}  % arguments 3 to 6 can be left empty

\section{Master thesis}
\cvitem{description}{Short thesis abstract}

\cventry{year--year}{Job title}{Employer}{City}{}{General description no longer than 1--2 lines.\newline{}%
Detailed achievements:%
\item Achievement 1;
\item Achievement 2, with sub-achievements:
  \item Sub-achievement (a);
  \item Sub-achievement (b), with sub-sub-achievements (don't do this!);
    \item Sub-sub-achievement i;
    \item Sub-sub-achievement ii;
    \item Sub-sub-achievement iii;
  \item Sub-achievement (c);
\item Achievement 3.
\cventry{year--year}{Job title}{Employer}{City}{}{Description line 1\newline{}Description line 2}
\cventry{year--year}{Job title}{Employer}{City}{}{Description}

\cvitemwithcomment{Language 1}{Skill level}{Comment}
\cvitemwithcomment{\textbf{Language} 2}{\textbf{Skill} level}{Comment}
\cvitemwithcomment{Language 3}{Skill level}{Comment}

\section{Computer skills}
\cvdoubleitem{category 1}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}{category 4}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}
\cvdoubleitem{category 2}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}{category 5}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}
\cvdoubleitem{category 3}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}{category 6}{XXX, YYY, ZZZ}

\cvitem{hobby 1}{Description}
\cvitem{hobby 2}{Description}
\cvitem{hobby 3}{Description}

\section{Extra 1}
\cvlistitem{Item 1}
\cvlistitem{Item 2}
\cvlistitem{Item 3. This item is particularly long and therefore normally spans over several lines. Did you notice the indentation when the line wraps?}

\section{Extra 2}
\cvlistdoubleitem{Item 1}{Item 4}
\cvlistdoubleitem{Item 2}{Item 5}
\cvlistdoubleitem{Item 3}{Item 6. Like item 3 in the single column list before, this item is particularly long to wrap over several lines.}

  \cvcolumn{Category 1}{\begin{itemize}\item Person 1\item Person 2\item Person 3\end{itemize}}
  \cvcolumn{Category 2}{Amongst others:\begin{itemize}\item Person 1, and\item Person 2\end{itemize}(more upon request)}
  \cvcolumn[0.5]{All the rest \& some more}{\textit{That} person, and \textbf{those} also (all available upon request).}

%-----       letter       ---------------------------------------------------------
% recipient data
\recipient{Company Recruitment team}{Company, Inc.\\123 somestreet\\some city}
\date{January 01, 1984}
\opening{Dear Sir or Madam,}
\closing{Yours faithfully,}
\enclosure[Attached]{curriculum vit\ae{}}          % use an optional argument to use a string other than "Enclosure", or redefine \enclname

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To test the several styles simply change in the line

\moderncvstyle{oldstyle} % casual, classic, banking, oldstyle and fancy

the parameter for command \moderncvstyle.

With \moderncvstyle{oldstyle} you get:

style oldstyle

With \moderncvstyle{fancy} you get:

style fancy

That seems to fit better your requirements: the personal datas are near to the name and the datas are shifted to the left.

With \moderncvstyle{banking} you get:

style banking

Now name and personal datas are near together at the top, but without an image.

With \moderncvstyle{casual} you get:

style casual

Now the personal datas have moved to the footer, repeated on following pages ...

At last with \moderncvstyle{classic} you get:

style classic

Now you saw all styles provided by moderncv. Choose that one that fits your requirements best ...

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