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I am using the academic CV template on ShareLatex.com https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/cv-or-resume/academic-cv-and-cover-letter---simple

And I'm running into a problem with the page break. Suppose I add some extra lines to the "Awards and Fellowship" section, which is near the bottom of the first page

 \Large{Awards and }    & \textbf{Graduate Student Teacher of the Year, Department} \\
  \Large{Fellowships}   & Course Name, 2014-2015 \\
     & \\
     & \textbf{Fulbright Scholarship} \\
     & City, Country, 2006-2009 \\
     & \\
     & test\\
     & test\\
     & test\\
     & test\\
     & test\\

Adding these 5 extra lines should make the Awards and Fellowship section spill over to the second page. However, instead of doing so, an entire chunk of the first page's content spills onto the second page. And the first page becomes virtually blank except for the header.

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Is there a way to fix this?

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  • Did you make a research on TeX SE? There are many entries with keywords "page break" and "cv". Most of them connected to moderncv but they should help.
    – sztruks
    Aug 31, 2017 at 15:09
  • @sztruks I've tried some simple things like using \pagebreak and \newpage but those seemed to have no effect. Haven't tried anything related to moderncv yet because that package was not used for the template. If you have any suggestions on which command might also carry over I can give it a shot.
    – Adrian
    Aug 31, 2017 at 15:47
  • I do not know this template, but it looks like some tabular, and I think TeX does not admit any pagebreak or newpage inside a floating. So maybe the whole tabular is send to next page. It would be good to look which are this template dependencies. It may be using longtable. If you have not the skills to find those dependencies, I'd suggest you to use moderncv, the doc will give you any hint you need. And you have plenty of problems solved in TeX S.E.
    – sztruks
    Aug 31, 2017 at 16:09

1 Answer 1

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Well, your problem here is that the resume is build with tabulars, which can not break to a new page.

The name is on table, the next informations are placed in an separate table, matching the place left over. Your adding of some text lines causes that the resulting table gets to large to be placed on the same page. Therefore you have to move the end of table as I did in the following MWE (see the markings <====== in the MWE):

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% PREAMBLE %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%Change the font size of your document - 10pt, 12.1pt, etc.
\documentclass[letterpaper,11pt,oneside]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\usepackage{graphicx}
\graphicspath{ {images/}} %upload your signature to this file
%Change the margins to fit your CV/resume content
\usepackage[left=1in, right=1in, bottom=1.25in, top=1.25in]{geometry}

%Skype information - include your Skype name for a link to add you on Skype
\newcommand*{\Skype}{\href{skype:john.smith?add}{john.smith}} 
\newcommand{\Absender}[1][\normalsize]{\Skype} 

%Changes the page numbers - {arabic}=arabic numerals, {gobble}=no page numbers, {roman}=Roman numerals
\pagenumbering{gobble}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% END OF PREAMBLE %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\begin{document}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% NAME OF APPLICANT %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\noindent  \LARGE{\textbf{John Smith}}  \\
\vspace{-2ex}
\hline 
\normalsize

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% CONTACT INFORMATION %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% Your email address, website, and Skype name are links to send email, open your website and add you on Skype. 

\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{l l}
 Name of University    & \hspace{1in} \href{mailto:[email protected]}{[email protected]} \\
 Department/Institution    & \hspace{1in}  \href{www.johnsmith.com}{www.johnsmith.com}   \\
 Address             & \hspace{1in} Skype: \Absender  \\
 City Name, State 12345-6789 & \hspace{1in} Phone: +1 (123) 456-7899 \\
\end{tabular}
\end{center}

\vspace{1em}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% MAIN BODY %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% The main body is contained in a tabular environment. To move sections onto the next page, simply end the tabular environment and begin a new tabular environment.

\noindent \begin{tabular}{@{} l l}
 \Large{Education}    & \textbf{Most Recent University} \\
     & Ph.D., Economics, 2015. \\
     & Fields: International Trade, Monetary Economics, Development \\
     & M.A., Political Science, 2013. \\
     & \\
     & \textbf{University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana} \\
     & B.A., Economics, 2005. \\
     & \\
 \Large{Dissertation}    & ``Title of Dissertation" \\
    & \parbox{5.0in}{Short description/summary of research and estimation techniques. This can be several lines long because of the paragraph box.}\\
    & \\
 \Large{Research}    & \textbf{Department, University} \\
     & Postdoctoral Research Associate \\
     & Project: Title of Research \\
     & \\
  \Large{Teaching}   & \textbf{Department, University} \\
     & Instructor, Fundamentals of the Global Economy, 2016 \\
     & \\
     &\textbf{Department, University} \\
     & Job Title, Course Name, 2014-2015 \\
     & Job Title, Course Name, 2012-2014 \\
     & \\
     & \textbf{Department, University} \\
     & Job Title, Course Name, 2013 \\
     & Job Title, Course Name, 2013 \\
     & \\
 \Large{Awards and }    & \textbf{Graduate Student Teacher of the Year, Department} \\
  \Large{Fellowships}   & Course Name, 2014-2015 \\
     & \\
     & \textbf{Fulbright Scholarship} \\
     & City, Country, 2006-2009 \\
     & \\
     & test\\ % <=======================================================
     & test\\
     & test\\
     & test\\
     & test\\ % <=======================================================
\end{tabular} % <=======================================================

\newpage

\noindent \begin{tabular}{@{} l l l} % <================================
  \Large{Languages}   & English (native), German (advanced) \\
\Large{and Skills}    & Stata, \LaTeX, Eviews, Mathematica  \\
\end{tabular}


%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% REFERENCES %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% The reference section has links to your references' websites and email addresses.

\noindent \begin{tabular}{@{} l l l}
 \Large{References} & \href{http://www.professorone.com}{Professor One} & \href{http://www.professortwo.com}{Professor Two} \\
 & Department Name &  Department Name  \\
 & University Name &  University Name \\
 & \small{\href{mailto:[email protected]}{[email protected]},+1\,(123)\,456-7899} & \small{\href{mailto:[email protected]}{[email protected]},+1\,(987)\,654-3210} \\
&& \\
 & \href{http://www.professorthree.com}{Professor Three} & \href{http://www.professorfour.com}{Professor Four}  \\
 & Department Name &  Department Name \\
 & University Name &  University Name \\
 & \small{\href{mailto:[email protected]}{[email protected]},+1\,(123)\,789-1011} & \small{\href{mailto:[email protected]}{[email protected]},+1\,(789)\,456-9879} \\
\end{tabular}



\clearpage
\setlength\parindent{0cm}
\pagenumbering{gobble} %cover letter should be one page, {gobble}=no page number



\begin{flushright}
 \today                           \\
 \vspace{1em}                              
 Home University            \\
 Home Department                  \\
 Street Address                       \\
 City, State. 12345-67899   \\
 Phone: +1 (123) 456-7899         \\
\href{mailto:[email protected]}{[email protected]}  \\ %insert your email address here for a clickable link
\end{flushright}


\begin{flushleft}
 \textbf{Faculty Search Committee}         \\
 Name of University \\
Name of Department                  \\
Address of Department \\
City, State. Zip Code
\end{flushleft}

\vspace{2em}

Dear Sir or Madam, \\

\vspace{1em}
\onehalfspacing

My name is John Smith and I'm applying to the academic position in this subject at the Name of University. I have experience teaching something and something else and my research focuses on this and that. I completed my Ph.D. in this subject in September 2015 at my alma mater.

\vspace{1em}

My educational background is in this and that at the former university along with an earned Master's and Ph.D. degree in this recent subject at this alma mater. I have taught this, that, and everything else. My research is in this area, that area, and another area still.

\vspace{1em}

My dissertation advisor, Professor Head Adviser, and committee members Professor Two and Professor Three have been instrumental throughout my time at Home University. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

\vspace{1em}

\begin{flushright}
Sincerely, \\
\vspace{1em} 
\includegraphics[scale=0.4]{Phillips} \\ %insert your own signature here
\vspace{1em} 
John Smith \\
\end{flushright}

\end{document}

with the wished result:

resulting pdf

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