# Another indentation problem within minipage using Overleaf

I will have to write my master thesis soon, so now I'm learning tex using Overleaf. I started with making resume, which I constantly have issues with indentation. I came across a lot of suggestion and tried them, but my indentation still looks wrong.

As you can see from the picture, the last item in my minipage always have different indent, eventhouh I have set the indent as \noindent. Here's my code. I've been struggling like for 2-3 days. I'd appreciated advice & suggestion. [updated my code]

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}

\usepackage{titling}
\usepackage[margin=.1in]{geometry}
\usepackage{titlesec}

\usepackage{enumitem}
\setlist{noitemsep,topsep =0pt,parsep =0pt,partopsep =0pt,leftmargin =*}

\titleformat{\section}
{}
{0cm}
{}[\titlerule]

\titleformat{\subsection}
{\footnotesize\bfseries}
{}
{0cm}
{}

\titlespacing{\subsection}
{0cm}
{.5cm}
{0cm}

\newcommand{\ul}{University of Landscape}
\newcommand{\uoa}{University of Architecture}

\newcommand{\entry}[4]{
\begin{minipage}[t]{.15 \textwidth}
\small\textsc{#1}
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}[t]{.80\textwidth}
\bfseries\footnotesize #2

\textit{\hspace{-.12cm}\footnotesize }#3
{\normalfont #4}\end{minipage}
}

\begin{document}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.7\textwidth}
\section{Education}
\entry{2010 - 2013}{\ul}{\emph { Thesis : City Landscape Visualization using Augmented Reality}}{\begin{itemize} \item Diploma 3 in Architecture Engineering
\item GPA 3.63 (Cum laude Honor)
\end{itemize}}{}
\entry{2014- 2016} {\uoa}{\emph{ Thesis : City Landscape Design using Probability Method}}{\begin{itemize} \item Bachelor in Architecture Design .\item GPA 3.53 \end{itemize}}{}
\entry{2017 - Now}{Unievrsity of College}{\emph{ Thesis : Improving Architecture Accuracy \\}} {Master candidate in Architecture Design }
\section{Seminars}
\entry{2010}{Guide Hand-Design for Beginner}{}{\ul}
\entry{2013}{Work-space within the Virtual Reality Scope}{}{\ul}
\entry{2013}{Workshop in Photography in the Green Living Creativity}{}{\ul}
\entry{2014}{Creative Architecture Industry}{}{\uoa}

\end{minipage}

\end{document}

• (1) welcome, (2) why on earth do you have \noindent\vspace{...}  as a part of the width argument for minipage. I would think that would give an error, that really does not belong there. – daleif Aug 2 '18 at 18:26
• it isn't clear why you have any minipages at all, you are also missing a lot of % from ends of lines in the definitions so introducing extra spaces in the output. – David Carlisle Aug 2 '18 at 18:28
• I removed the overleaf tag as this is unrelated to where you run tex. – David Carlisle Aug 2 '18 at 18:29
• I assume I did wrong stuff. I'm just starting like few days ago and still figuring things put. I followed some tutorials but somehow mine's looks weird. Also I just tried to delete the \noindent\vspace{} and the output is still the same – raisa_ Aug 2 '18 at 18:29
• @DavidCarlisle I want to add another minipage later on the right side for my personal info. But as for now I'm still having trouble with this – raisa_ Aug 2 '18 at 18:30

Although I'm not convinced of this strange setup, I think the following fixes several of your issues. I'd recommend you to read an introduction to latex though, and not just some random guides in the internet. Have a look at What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?.

I think it's a good start to do your CV in latex from scratch, but just for reference, there are already a lot of beautiful CV templates out there.

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}

\usepackage{titling}
\usepackage[margin=.1in]{geometry}
\usepackage{titlesec}

\usepackage{enumitem}
\setlist{noitemsep,topsep =0pt,parsep =0pt,partopsep =0pt,leftmargin =*}

\titleformat{\section}
{\titlerule\vspace{2pt}\normalfont\bfseries}
{}
{0cm}
{}[\titlerule]

\titleformat{\subsection}
{\footnotesize\bfseries}
{}
{0cm}
{}

\titlespacing{\subsection}
{0cm}
{.5cm}
{0cm}

\newcommand{\ul}{University of Landscape}
\newcommand{\uoa}{University of Architecture}

\newcommand{\entry}[4]{%
\begin{minipage}[t]{.15\textwidth}%
\small\textsc{#1}%
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}[t]{.80\textwidth}%
\bfseries\footnotesize#2

\ifx#3\empty\else\textit{\footnotesize #3}\fi

}

\begin{document}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.7\textwidth}
\section{Education}
\entry{2010 -- 2013}{\ul}
{Thesis : City Landscape Visualization using Augmented Reality}
{\begin{itemize}
\item Diploma 3 in Architecture Engineering
\item GPA 3.63 (Cum laude Honor)
\end{itemize}}{}
\entry{2014 -- 2016}{\uoa}
{Thesis : City Landscape Design using Probability Method}
{\begin{itemize}
\item Bachelor in Architecture Design
\item GPA 3.53
\end{itemize}}{}
\entry{2017 -- Now}{University of College}
{Thesis : Improving Architecture Accuracy}
{Master candidate in Architecture Design}

\section{Seminars}
\entry{2010}{Guide Hand-Design for Beginner}{}{\ul}
\entry{2013}{Work-space within the Virtual Reality Scope}{}{\ul}
\entry{2013}{Workshop in Photography in the Green Living Creativity}{}{\ul}
\entry{2014}{Creative Architecture Industry}{}{\uoa}

\end{minipage}

\end{document}


• Thanks a lot for helping me improve my messy code, looks a lot cleaner now. Also for the recommendation, I will carefully take a look of it. – raisa_ Aug 2 '18 at 19:54
• You're welcome! If this helped you out, you can accept the answer, so others don't see this question in the unanswered questions anymore. – nox Aug 2 '18 at 19:57

Following suggestion from Reddit, it was because the last line isn't being justified. So I need to add

\unskip\parfillskip 0pt \par


at the end of \entry command. And it works !