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I have downloaded a CV template from here, which uses altacv.cls. When I tried to compile main.tex using XeLaTeX it gives the following error followed by many others:

Undefined control sequence. \makecvheader

If someone can have look at the template, I would be thankful of him.

UPDATE: I have downloaded the complete project from Github and tried running the sample.tex file but found the same error at line 89: Undefined control sequence. \makecvheader. I have provided a snapshot and the sample.log file snapshot

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    github.com/johannesbottcher/creativeCv is of course a template that might be better for you. No restrictions there ;-)
    – Johannes_B
    Apr 17, 2018 at 8:39
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    @pkj I am not mistaken. That file does not put any limitations on formatting for you. You can decide and design as you want.
    – Johannes_B
    Apr 18, 2018 at 5:36
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    I downloaded the files as ZIP, decompressed it and ran XeLaTeX. No error.
    – egreg
    Apr 30, 2018 at 9:55
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    @pkj Please, add the log file.
    – egreg
    Apr 30, 2018 at 10:33
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    The line with the error message. Read LaTeX for complete novices to learn more about reading the log file.
    – Johannes_B
    May 2, 2018 at 7:35

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The log file shows that the used distribution is outdated. With a decently recent LaTeX installation, the template will work just fine.

I recommend to read LaTeX for complete novices (free ebook) to learn some LaTeX basics, including reading the log-file.

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You should know that this model is developed in several files in a working folder, the code you have tried to compile only contains the part of code that can be seen as example (sample.tex) that requires other files such as the altacv class which is not a standard class of latex (but is included locally in the working folder) . Here is the complete folder that you can download and compile without problems GitHub Complete project template.

I suggest that you always look for the complete project of the models since they are not developed under the strict philosophy of open source, in which you must be able to compile the document from a single code, some models intentionally seek to hide or entangle the code. And other times it's to avoid having too long a code, judge under your own experiences.

UPDATE: To simplify I erased the files that are not necesary to compile sample.tex but enfatizing the necessary files...

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I get no errors

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  • hello @leon, thanks for the suggestion. I have downloaded the project and tried running the sample.tex file but the same error at line 89: Undefined control sequence. \makecvheader any other suggestions? Is it working for you?
    – pkj
    Apr 4, 2018 at 8:21
  • Is the whole project sitting in the same directory? If it is, it should be running: the command it's barfing on is defined in the altacv class. Apr 4, 2018 at 12:18
  • Sorry for not providing any update, I was travelling and not accessible to my desktop. I could not run the sample file. I am providing a snapshot: drive.google.com/file/d/1fUGGcxo13ptzyTyvGGcsWUBWjzZwvEAu/…
    – pkj
    Apr 16, 2018 at 11:23
  • hi @leon, I have put bounty on this question, in case if you want to try again. Sorry but your answer did not solved my problem
    – pkj
    Apr 30, 2018 at 5:27

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