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I am finishing my CV with moderncv package and it has 1.05 pages, something quite annoying. I have already shortened all margins, but I realised my last two sections (languages, personal interests) are wasting almost all the space.

How can I put this last two subsections in two columns, one to each other?

I've tried minipage and some other things but it seems that moderncv does not use them as it should....

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  • A blind shot: \usepackage{multicol} ... \begin{multicols}{2}\section{...}...\end{multicols} ?
    – yo'
    Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 16:33
  • @tohecz Well, it works, but messes up the section header, putting the text in another place and the line in the left Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 16:36
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    You can use \cvlistdoubleitem{Reading}{Athletics} then you will have Reading in one column and the Athletics in the other.
    – user11232
    Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 17:23

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You can use \cvlistdoubleitem{Reading}{Athletics}to have Reading in one column and the Athletics in the other. Languages are better be left alone as the current format is more descriptive IMO.

Code:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} % Font sizes: 10, 11, or 12; paper sizes: a4paper, letterpaper, a5paper, legalpaper, executivepaper or landscape; font families: sans or roman

\moderncvstyle{classic} % CV theme - options include: 'casual' (default), 'classic', 'oldstyle' and 'banking'
\moderncvcolor{orange} % CV color - options include: 'blue' (default), 'orange', 'green', 'red', 'purple', 'grey' and 'black'
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[margin=.9in,scale=0.75]{geometry} % Reduce document margins-- ,scale=0.75
\setlength{\hintscolumnwidth}{3cm} % Uncomment to change the width of the dates column
\setlength{\makecvtitlenamewidth}{10cm} % For the 'classic' style, uncomment to adjust the width of the space allocated to your name


%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION SECTION
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\firstname{Harish} % Your first name
\familyname{Kumar} % Your last name

% All information in this block is optional, comment out any lines you don't need
\title{Curriculum Vitae}


%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\begin{document}


%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   LANGUAGES SECTION
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\section{Languages}

\cvitemwithcomment{Tulu}{Mother tongue}{}
\cvitemwithcomment{Kannada}{Advanced}{Read, Write and Conversationally fluent}
\cvitemwithcomment{English}{Advanced}{Read, Write and Conversationally fluent}
\cvitemwithcomment{Hindi}{Advanced}{Read, Write and Conversationally fluent}
\cvitemwithcomment{Sanskrit}{Advanced}{Read, Write and Conversationally fluent}
\cvitemwithcomment{Konkani}{Basic}{Conversationally fluent}

%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   INTERESTS SECTION
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\section{Interests}

\renewcommand{\listitemsymbol}{-~} % Changes the symbol used for lists

\cvlistdoubleitem{\href{http://tex.stackexchange.com/users/11232/harish-kumar}{TeX.SX}}{Chess}
\cvlistdoubleitem{Reading}{Athletics}
\cvlistdoubleitem{Yoga}{Pranayama}
\cvlistdoubleitem{Meditation}{Eating}
\cvlistitem{Not sleeping}  %% This will give only one column
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\end{document}

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  • yes! but what i wanted is to have full languages in the left and full interests in the rigth! Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 8:14
  • That will spoil aesthetic look IMO. :-)
    – user11232
    Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 12:56
  • I actually changed some stuff before and now fits in one page, but is till it would be interesting. I don't think it will spol the aesthetics a lot if it is only 1/20 part of the page (of course if it is bigger yes). Anyway, It would be interesting to know how to do it! Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 13:43

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