Two-column text with minipage in cover letter

Asked by matsch on 2012-10-31

Hi,

I am trying to typeset some text in two columns in the separate cover letter. Using two simple minipage environments doesn't do the trick.

\begin{minipage}[t]{0.48\textwidth}
text
\end{minipage}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.48\textwidth}
text
\end{minipage}

The two minipages still apear after each other rather than side-by-side.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
matsch

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Status:
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For:
moderncv Edit question
Assignee:
Xavier Danaux Edit question
Solved by:
Xavier Danaux
Solved:
2012-10-31
Last query:
2012-10-31
Last reply:
2012-10-31
Xavier Danaux (xdanaux) said : #1

SImply replace \textwidth by \maincolumnwidth. Depending on the style you are using, moderncv might create some columns which reduce the horizontal space available.

matsch (scopsen) said : #2

Hi Xavier,

Thanks for your quick reply!

This does unfortunately not resolve the issue. I already tried with lower numbers.

I am using the classic style.

matsch

Xavier Danaux (xdanaux) said : #3

Hi Matsch,

Could you provide a full minimal working example so I can check the issue? Thanks!

matsch (scopsen) said : #4

The example below reproduces the problem.
Am I getting something obvious completely wrong? Thanks for your help!
matsch

\documentclass{moderncv}

% moderncv themes
\moderncvstyle{classic}

% adjust the page margins
\usepackage[scale=0.75]{geometry}

% personal data
\firstname{Firstname}
\familyname{Lastname}
\address{street number}{zip city}
\mobile{+123}
\phone{+123}
\email{<email address hidden>}

\begin{document}
\makecvtitle

\begin{minipage}[t]{0.2\maincolumnwidth}
left?
\end{minipage}

\begin{minipage}[t]{0.2\maincolumnwidth}
right?
\end{minipage}

\end{document}

Best Xavier Danaux (xdanaux) said : #5

Just remove the empty line between the 2 minipages (or comment it). LaTeX interprets an empty line as a new paragraph :)

matsch (scopsen) said : #6

D'Oh! It was a stupid problem... Thanks!

matsch (scopsen) said : #7

Thanks Xavier Danaux, that solved my question.

Xavier Danaux (xdanaux) said : #8

You're welcome!