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LyX 2.2.1 CV

Postby msl » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:49 am

I recently upgraded LyX from 2.1.1 to 2.2.1. Unfortunately, none of the three main example CVs given (Modern, EU, and Simple) in the LyX Wiki will even open in the new version of LyX. I am on a 64 bit machine using Windows 10.

Has anyone been able to get the standard CV templates to open in the new LyX?

I am particularly interested in formats that have output looking like this:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid= ... M3OGI3ODM3

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:59 am

I took a look at that layout:

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That's a simple table. Or 2 tables: both tabularx with \textwidth, the first one with XX columns, the main table with lXr columns, or make a 3rd table with lX.

With LaTeX, I would make my own macros for the formatting of entries (fonts). I would not make big tables, but a tabularx table for each section. For this table, with basic formatting and spacing before and after, I would make a macro too. So, once all is typed in, I could tweak just the macros to adjust look and layout.

With LyX, well, this could mean making an own layout. Or just typing it in, using LyX tables and formatting.

It depends, if you plan to use it for a long time, or just now. If you see yourself in 10 years using the CV for a later job again, re-using application letters, and becoming a good LaTeX user, you may take the LaTeX path for the CV. ;-)

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