I use Awesome-CV template where an e-mail adress is added by \email{user@mail.com}.

The body of the command is as follows:

% Defines writer's email (optional)
% Usage: \email{<email adress>}

How do add a hyperlink to the e-mail adress? I tried \href{mailto:\email{user@mail.com}}{user@mail.com} but there are many errors when I try to compile.

  • the basic syntax would be \href{mailto:user@mail.com}{user@mail.com}, but as far as I remember, the \email macro is a shorthand for this so you should just use \email{user@mail.com} – ebosi Jun 4 '17 at 17:14
  • @ebo And you're totally correct. I did also not fully get what the user wants. – TeXnician Jun 4 '17 at 17:17

You can use email as you would normally and then a


directly after you loaded the class. This would e.g. color the links. If you want boxes instead use pdfborder={1 1 1} or something adjusted to your liking.

See the hyperref manual for more information.

Update: As you did not understand how I meant this (following code from Overleaf template):

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{awesome-cv}

\position{Software Engineer{\enskip\cdotp\enskip}Security Expert}
\address{246-1002, Gwangmyeongmayrouge Apt. 86, Cheongna lime-ro, Seo-gu, Incheon-si, 404-180, Rep. of KOREA}

\mobile{(+82) 10-9030-1843}


Just proceed as usual!

Update 2: If you did not mean anything with emphasis: The hyperlink is already there, even if you just use \email. It just won't be shown as the class uses the hyperref option hidelinks.

  • Thanks, but my aim is to use \email{user@mail.com} because it adds e-mail to the right dimension of a page and it also adds a github icon. I know it is possible, becuase I have already done it but I lost the contents of my CV due to hardware error. – menteith Jun 4 '17 at 17:10
  • @menteith That's what you shall use! Just put this command after your documentclass and you will notice the difference. – TeXnician Jun 4 '17 at 17:11
  • The hyperlink is already there, even if you just use \email Are you sure? I switched from Adobe Reader to Foxit PhantomPDF and perhaps Foxit won't show links. – menteith Jun 4 '17 at 17:19
  • YES! As I said in my answer it just uses the hyperref option hidelinks and that causes links to not show up. You can look it up in the sources, if you want. – TeXnician Jun 4 '17 at 17:21
  • Well, i like templates. :-p – Johannes_B Jun 4 '17 at 17:44

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