Hi Josh,

Please always send the operating system and LyX version that you are using 
whenever your report a problem (even if you think it has nothing to do with the 

etoolbox.sty is missing. That means you might need to install it (the 
alternative is that it is installed but it is not being found). The package is 
located here:

I don't know how you install packages in MiKTeX but it might be easier for you 
to install it from MiKTeX instead of doing it manually.

Also, modernCV.lyx has been changed recently. Maybe those changes will fix your 

Here is the most recent version of modernCV.lyx

You can see the changes here:


From: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org [lyx-users@lists.lyx.org] on behalf of Josh Britt 
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:19 PM
To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Subject: writing a vita with Modern


I am getting an error when I try to view as pdf. I am using the document class 
curriculum vita (modern).

Below is the error message.

Please Help!

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (MiKTeX 2.9) (preloaded 
format=pdflatex 2012.7.20)  28 JUL 2012 20:11
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2011/06/27>
Babel <v3.8m> and hyphenation patterns for english, afrikaans, ancientgreek, ar
abic, armenian, assamese, basque, bengali, bokmal, bulgarian, catalan, coptic,
croatian, czech, danish, dutch, esperanto, estonian, farsi, finnish, french, ga
lician, german, german-x-2009-06-19, greek, gujarati, hindi, hungarian, iceland
ic, indonesian, interlingua, irish, italian, kannada, kurmanji, lao, latin, lat
vian, lithuanian, malayalam, marathi, mongolian, mongolianlmc, monogreek, ngerm
an, ngerman-x-2009-06-19, nynorsk, oriya, panjabi, pinyin, polish, portuguese,
romanian, russian, sanskrit, serbian, slovak, slovenian, spanish, swedish, swis
sgerman, tamil, telugu, turkish, turkmen, ukenglish, ukrainian, uppersorbian, u
senglishmax, welsh, loaded.

("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\moderncv\moderncv.cls"
Document Class: moderncv 2012/03/26 v1.0 modern curriculum vitae and letter doc
ument class
("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\size11.clo"
File: size11.clo 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)

! LaTeX Error: File `etoolbox.sty' not found.

Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)

Enter file name:
! Emergency stop.
<read *>


*** (cannot \read from terminal in nonstop modes)

Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
59 strings out of 494045
1026 string characters out of 3145966
48890 words of memory out of 3000000
3439 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+200000
3940 words of font info for 15 fonts, out of 3000000 for 9000
715 hyphenation exceptions out of 8191
21i,0n,20p,209b,36s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,10000p,200000b,50000s
!  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

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