I referred multiple sources but nothing is working out. Used TeXShop and it did generated PDF after clicking on "Typeset".

I am missing out something , please help!

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    Welcome to TeX.sx! Do you have a TeX distribution installed (e.g. MacTeX)? Did you install the document class moderncv? What exactly isn't working? Do you get any errors? – doncherry Jul 20 '12 at 12:50
  • I have MacTeX 2011 installed . How to install the document class moderncv ? Also which software to use for installing it ? I have got TexShop , TexWorks , LatexIT installed . – Gaurang Agrawal Jul 20 '12 at 13:51
  • I you have MacTeX, then moderncv should be installed. – Peter Breitfeld Jul 20 '12 at 14:23
  • Thanks a lot Doncherry , Peter Breitfeld for kind help . – Gaurang Agrawal Jul 20 '12 at 15:30

The moderncv package is unfortunately not very well documented. If you have TL 2011 it is installed already and you don't need to install it. The easiest way to get going with it is to try to compile the example template file. To do this, open a terminal window and type:

open -a TeXShop /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/doc/latex/moderncv/examples/template.tex

This should open the template file in TeXShop. Before doing anything else, save this file somewhere in your own Documents folder, using the TeXShop File Menu -> Save As... item.

TeXShop's default file encoding is MacRoman, so uncomment line


and replace [utf8] with [applemac]. If you have changed TeXShop's preferences to save files in UTF-8 format, then leave the line as it is.

Next comment out the following line:


(This assumes you have a photo of yourself named picture; since you don't, you should comment this line out.)

Once you've done this, you should be able to typeset the document. If this fails, report back by editing your question.

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