LaTeX (pronounced lay-tech) is a typesetting markup language. It seperates content from presentation so that users need not worry about issues like fonts, spacing, and other aspects of formatting until he/she is done writing. Many books, academic papers, and disserations are written in LaTeX for its flexibility and professional looking output.

Dr. Wang has been nice enough to put together a mini LaTeX tutorial on how to put together an awesome resume.

Tutorial on LATEX

Tutorial (still a work in progress; some examples will be added)


See an example of the result here; the LaTeX source is available here.

1) You can compile and run this example on; just download following files to your account: cv-cypher.tex, MatrixCypher-smallest40.eps; moderncv.cls.txt (you need to rename this file back to moderncv.cls, moderncvcompatibility.sty.txt (you need to rename this file back to moderncvcompatibility.sty, and moderncvthemeclassic.sty.txt (you need to rename this file back to moderncvthemeclassic.sty). (the last three files are called class file and style files respectively).

2) Next, run “latex cv-cypher” and you will get a new file: cv-cypher.dvi

3) Run “dvips –Ppdf –G0 –t letter cv-cypher” and you will get a Postscript file; This Postscript file can be displayed and printed on Windows with GSView

4) You can convert to a PDF file cv-cypher.pdf with this command: ps2pdf

5) Now, you can modify cv-cypher.tex to your own resume

Additional example

A different example can be found at: example.pdf

The source is found here: example.tex

The command pdflatex example.tex will go straight from a tex file to a pdf