I'm working on my CV and using the resume class. I manually made all the titles so that the first letter would be a little taller than the rest with \hsc{}{}. I'm wondering if there is a way to make my name bigger? I'm hoping to get the name to be at least a little larger than the first section "EDUCATION".

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Here is some code:

\ProvidesClass{resume}[2010/07/10 v0.9 Resume class]

\LoadClass[11pt,letterpaper]{article} % Font size and paper type

\usepackage[parfill]{parskip} % Remove paragraph indentation
\usepackage{array} % Required for boldface (\bf and \bfseries) tabular columns
\usepackage{ifthen} % Required for ifthenelse statements

\pagestyle{plain} % Suppress page numbers

%   HEADINGS COMMANDS: Commands for printing name and address

\def \name#1{\def\@name{#1}} % Defines the \name command to set name
\def \@name {} % Sets \@name to empty by default

\def \addressSep {$\diamond$} % Set default address separator to a diamond
\documentclass{resume} % Use the custom resume.cls style
\usepackage[left=0.75in,top=0.6in,right=0.75in,bottom=0.8in]{geometry} % Document margins

% \address{\textit{Curriculum Vitae}}
\name{\hsc{B}{ob }\hsc{R}{oss}}% Your name

\address{[email protected] \quad \\ \quad  (123)~543-8654 } % Your phone number and email

Edit: Added information for \hsc

    {\fontsize{15}{20}\selectfont \MakeUppercase{#1}}%
    {\fontsize{11}{20}\selectfont \MakeUppercase{#2}}%
    } % first # font size; second # baseline skip
  • Currently it is a bit difficult to answer your question. Where did you find this class? Where and how is the \hsc command defined? If you could provide this information it would be possible to test the solutions. However, here are some guesses: you could try putting size commands in the name, for example \name{\Large\hsc{B}{ob}}, or the more canonical \name{\Large\textsc{Bob Ross}}, or use \title{Bob Ross} instead of \name.
    – Marijn
    Commented Jun 14, 2021 at 6:34
  • @Marijn thanks! I added the information above for the \hsc Commented Jun 15, 2021 at 4:27
  • Did you try changing the numbers for the font size in the definition of \hsc? Or did you try the possible solutions I mentioned in my previous comment? Did they work? Alternatively you could also try replacing \fontsize{15}{20}\selectfont with \Huge and \fontsize{11}{20}\selectfont with \Large for example, or other font size commands. However, it would (still) be easier to answer if you provide the full code of the class and of your document, or a download link for the class for example (from the original source).
    – Marijn
    Commented Jun 15, 2021 at 13:04
  • @Marijn Hi! Sorry for the delay. The first comment and the suggestion of \Large, \Huge didn't resolve the problem. I just created a new macro using your suggestion to change the font! Problem solved! Thanks for the suggestion. Commented Jun 21, 2021 at 0:00

1 Answer 1


I created a new macro

    {\fontsize{20}{20}\selectfont \MakeUppercase{#1}}%
    {\fontsize{15.5}{20}\selectfont \MakeUppercase{#2}}%

So then the name is slightly larger than the subsection title ``Education'', but still in the same structure where the first letter is a little larger.

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