I keep getting errors when typesetting the awesome-cv template regarding things I don't recall changing at all. I assumed it was a package error thing although I just recently downloaded the latest MiKTeX distribution, yet I still proceeded to use the MiKTeX console to make updates, but that didn't solve the problem at all. I also thought it had to do with a missing .cls file or that it wasn't included, but it's already present in the same folder and \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{awesome-cv} is also in the main resume_cv.tex file, and I even downloaded the entire project from github(https://github.com/posquit0/Awesome-CV) but that also solved nothing. I don't understand why it's still not registering the .cls file at all. And so I'm stuck with the following error messages if I compile the resume_cv.tex and education.tex files.

% Awesome Resume/CV
% XeLaTeX Template
% Version 1.3 (30/3/2020)
% This template has been downloaded from:
% http://www.LaTeXTemplates.com
% Original author:
% Claud D. Park (posquit0.bj@gmail.com) with modifications by 
% Vel (vel@latextemplates.com)
% License:
% CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/)
% Important note:
% This template must be compiled with XeLaTeX, the below lines will ensure this
%!TEX TS-program = xelatex
%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode


\documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{awesome-cv} % A4 paper size by default, use 'letterpaper' for US letter
\geometry{left=2cm, top=1.5cm, right=2cm, bottom=2cm, footskip=.5cm} % Configure page margins with geometry

\fontdir[fonts/] % Specify the location of the included fonts

% Color for highlights
\colorlet{awesome}{awesome-skyblue} % Default colors include: awesome-emerald, awesome-skyblue, awesome-red, awesome-pink, awesome-orange, awesome-nephritis, awesome-concrete, awesome-darknight
%\definecolor{awesome}{HTML}{CA63A8} % Uncomment if you would like to specify your own color

% Colors for text - uncomment and modify

\renewcommand{\acvHeaderSocialSep}{\quad\textbar\quad} % If you would like to change the social information separator from a pipe (|) to something else

%   Comment any of the lines below if they are not required

%\address{246-1002, Gwangmyeongmayrouge Apt. 86, Cheongna lime-ro, Seo-gu, Incheon-si, 404-180, Rep. of KOREA}
\mobile{blah blah}

%\linkedin{linkedin name}
%\reddit{reddit account}
%\xing{xing name}
%\extrainfo{test} % Other text you want to include on this line

%\position{Software Engineer{\enskip\cdotp\enskip}Security Expert} % Your expertise/fields
%\quote{``Make the change that you want to see in the world."} % A quote or statement

%\makecvfooter{\today}{Claud D. Park~~~·~~~Résumé}{\thepage} % Specify the letter footer with 3 arguments: (<left>, <center>, <right>), leave any of these blank if they are not needed



\makecvheader % Print the header

%   Each section is imported separately, open each file in turn to modify content

\newpage % Force a new page for looks







{B.S. in Computer Science} % Degree
{The University} % Institution
{something, TX} % Location
{Expected Graduation: May 2024} % Date(s)
% Description(s) bullet points
\item{Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Java Programming, Spring (2021): Data Structures, Discrete Math}
{Some High School}
{May 2020}



resume_cv.log errors The whole thing is here: resume_cv.log

This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.999992 (MiKTeX 20.7) (preloaded format=xelatex 2020.9.16)  16 SEP 2020 18:43
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2020-02-02> patch level 5
L3 programming layer <2020-09-03> (awesome-cv.cls
Document Class: awesome-cv 2017/02/05 v1.6.1 Awesome Curriculum Vitae Class
Document Class: article 2019/12/20 v1.4l Standard LaTeX document class
File: size11.clo 2019/12/20 v1.4l Standard LaTeX file (size option)
Package: array 2019/08/31 v2.4l Tabular extension package (FMi)
Package: enumitem 2019/06/20 v3.9 Customized lists
Package: ragged2e 2019/07/28 v2.2 ragged2e Package (MS)
Package: everysel 2011/10/28 v1.2 EverySelectfont Package (MS)
Package: geometry 2020/01/02 v5.9 Page Geometry

Package: keyval 2014/10/28 v1.15 key=value parser (DPC)
Package: ifvtex 2019/10/25 v1.7 ifvtex legacy package. Use iftex instead.

Package: iftex 2020/03/06 v1.0d TeX engine tests

Package: fancyhdr 2019/01/31 v3.10 Extensive control of page headers and footer
Package: xcolor 2016/05/11 v2.12 LaTeX color extensions (UK)

File: color.cfg 2016/01/02 v1.6 sample color configuration
Package xcolor Info: Driver file: xetex.def on input line 225.

File: xetex.def 2020/08/26 v5.0i Graphics/color driver for xetex
Package xcolor Info: Model `cmy' substituted by `cmy0' on input line 1348.
Package xcolor Info: Model `RGB' extended on input line 1364.
Package xcolor Info: Model `HTML' substituted by `rgb' on input line 1366.
Package xcolor Info: Model `Hsb' substituted by `hsb' on input line 1367.
Package xcolor Info: Model `tHsb' substituted by `hsb' on input line 1368.
Package xcolor Info: Model `HSB' substituted by `hsb' on input line 1369.
Package xcolor Info: Model `Gray' substituted by `gray' on input line 1370.
Package xcolor Info: Model `wave' substituted by `hsb' on input line 1371.
Package: ifxetex 2019/10/25 v0.7 ifxetex legacy package. Use iftex instead.
Package: xifthen 2015/11/05 v1.4.0 Extended ifthen features
Package: calc 2017/05/25 v4.3 Infix arithmetic (KKT,FJ)
LaTeX Info: Redefining \setlength on input line 80.
LaTeX Info: Redefining \addtolength on input line 81.
Package: ifthen 2014/09/29 v1.1c Standard LaTeX ifthen package (DPC)
Package: ifmtarg 2018/04/16 v1.2b check for an empty argument
Package: etoolbox 2020/08/24 v2.5j e-TeX tools for LaTeX (JAW)
Package: setspace 2011/12/19 v6.7a set line spacing

  • If by main document you mean resume_cv.tex, I've been running XeLaTeX on it the entire time which was how I got these errors in the first place. Sep 16, 2020 at 23:17
  • Sorry I think I misunderstand. So I ran Latex on just two different files in this case. Was I not supposed to do that? But that doesn't change the fact xelatex produces errors on the main document. Sep 16, 2020 at 23:29

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You have the syntax incorrect, the \begin{cvitems} block should be in the last argument to \cventry the given example is

    {B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering} % Degree
    {POSTECH(Pohang University of Science and Technology)} % Institution
    {Pohang, S.Korea} % Location
    {Mar. 2010 - Aug. 2017} % Date(s)
      \begin{cvitems} % Description(s) bullet points
        \item {Got a Chun Shin-Il Scholarship which is given to promising students in CSE Dept.}

You have no {} surrounding the entries so the final argument to \cventry in your file is just the \begin of \begin{cvitems} which leads to multiple errors.

You should only run xelatex on the main file, the other files such as education.tex are input in to that and can not be run as stand alone documents, which is why your log on education.tex shows all the commands undefined.

  • In the beginning, by \begin{cventries} do you actually mean \begin{cvitems}"? I don't see it in \cventry at all Sep 17, 2020 at 0:05
  • Yeah this in mind it works, thank you so much! Sep 17, 2020 at 0:21
  • @AmirAtreides typo fixed, sorry about that Sep 17, 2020 at 6:41

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