I am a newbie using latex to write my CV.

I am using this template


\reversemarginpar % Move the margin to the left of the page 

\newcommand{\MarginText}[1]{\marginpar{\raggedleft\itshape\small#1}} % New command defining the margin text style

\usepackage[nochapters]{classicthesis} % Use the classicthesis style for the style of the document
\usepackage[LabelsAligned]{currvita} % Use the currvita style for the layout of the document

\renewcommand{\cvheadingfont}{\LARGE\color{Maroon}} % Font color of your name at the top

\usepackage{hyperref} % Required for adding links   and customizing them
\hypersetup{colorlinks, breaklinks, urlcolor=Maroon, linkcolor=Maroon} % Set link colors

\newlength{\datebox}\settowidth{\datebox}{Spring 2011} % Set the width of the date box in each block

\newcommand{\NewEntry}[3]{\noindent\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0 \parbox{\datebox}{\small \textit{#1}}\hspace{1.5em} #2 #3 % Define a command for each new block - change spacing and font sizes here: #1 is the left margin, #2 is the italic date field and #3 is the position/employer/location field
\vspace{0.5em}} % Add some white space after each new entry

\newcommand{\Description}[1]{\hangindent=2em\hangafter=0\noindent\raggedright\footnotesize{#1}\par\normalsize\vspace{1em}} % Define a command for descriptions of each entry - change spacing and font sizes here 

\begin{cv}{\spacedallcaps{Name Sirname}}\vspace{1.5em} % Your name


\NewEntry{2014-present}{XYZ University}

\Description{\MarginText{Bachelor of Engineering}Current GPA: 9.25/10\ \ $\cdotp$\ \ 
\ Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering\newline 
Description: The following year, a specialization in Electronic Electrical and Computer Engineering is intended to be taken.
Expected Graduation: 2019\newline

I would really appreciate it if someone could help me on how to make the right margin smaller.

  • 2
    Welcome to TeX SX! Could you post a full compilable code? B.t.w., \reversemarginpar does not do what you seem to think: it places margin notes in the left margin instead of placing them the right margin. Do you use margin notes?
    – Bernard
    Jun 7, 2017 at 9:50
  • 2
    Don't use classicthesis if you do not like the layout it provides. The package makes only sense, if you want exactly the layout it provides. Note also, that using the package with a scrartcl results in several warnings, because it breaks several features of the class. If you still want to use the package, you can either use \recalctypearea or \KOMAoption{DIV=calc} or another setting described in chapter 2 of scrguien.pdf or load package geometry with proper settings somewhere after loading classicthesis. Jun 7, 2017 at 9:53
  • The Community edit doesn't make much sense, because the example is still not working. Jun 7, 2017 at 11:53

1 Answer 1


Disclaimer: Note that classicthesis breaks many features of the KOMA-Script class. So its usage is not recommended.

classicthesis uses the KOMA-Script command \areaset to define its special text width and height. If you only want to make the right margin smaller you can set usegeometry as a class option and then load package geometry with option right=... after classicthesis.

Example with a right margin of 1cm:

  usegeometry% <- add this option
\reversemarginpar % Move the margin to the left of the page 


\usepackage{lipsum}% for dummy text


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .