I am currently writing my resume using the currvita package.

For a single cvlist environment, I would like to put an introductory sentence before the listing. I want to skip the label and want the sentence to be aligned at the beginning of the line.



  \begin{cvlist}{My first cvlist}
    \item \lipsum[1][1-3]
    \item[Label 1] Item 1
    \item[Label 2] Item 2 

  \begin{cvlist}{My second cvlist}
    \item \hspace*{-3,7cm} \lipsum[1][1-3]
    \item[Label 1] Item 1
    \item[Label 2] Item 2 


cvlist alignment

I have now managed to adjust the first line by modifying the hspace for the specific item, but the second line now gets a hanging indent. I am not sure if I am on the right track, or if there is a more elegant solution.

Specifically, I have two questions:

  • How do I get rid of the indent in the second line?

  • Is there a completely different approach to solve this?

1 Answer 1


I have now solved this by using a parbox:

  \begin{cvlist}{My third cvlist}
    \item \hspace*{-3,6cm} \parbox[t]{14cm}{\lipsum[1][1-3]}
    \item[Label 1] Item 1
    \item[Label 2] Item 2 

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I'm sure there are more elegant solutions to this and the absolute lengths are not pretty either, but it works :)

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