[texhax] Asterisk before list of references in CV

nhg at mit.edu nhg at mit.edu
Fri Sep 7 19:16:31 CEST 2007

Dear TeX hackers,

I am trying to include references in my CV with the bibunits package,  
and I find that this generates an asterisk in the margin at the  
beginning of each reference listing.
I have used the bibunits package with success (i.e., no asterisk)  
with a different CV style file, so I am not sure what it is that is  
causing this particular style file (res.cls) to interact badly with  
my references.

I have found an occurrence of the same type of problem in this  
archive, but I am not sure how to even begin to apply the  
mysteriously simple solution to my case:


I did try the other suggestion in the archived thread, which was to  
eliminate references to starred section/chapter headings (chapter*)  
and the like.  I found one call to a starred tabular environment in  
res.cls, but, commenting out its definition (and removing my  
reference to it in the tex file) failed to remove the pesky asterisk.

Below are pointers to all the files in question.
If anyone has any insight (or maybe a nice, simple CV style that  
doesn't have this issue?), I'd be so amazed.
I'm reluctant to go blindly hunting around for a new CV style or,  
worse, go back to typing in references by hand.

Best regards,


my source: http://people.csail.mit.edu/nhg/cv/nhg_cv.tex

my style file: http://people.csail.mit.edu/nhg/cv/res.cls

my bib file: http://people.csail.mit.edu/nhg/cv/nhg.bib

(my bib style file, but, i don't think this is the culprit since even  
using the "plain" style also produces an asterisk: http:// 

and the asterisked output: http://people.csail.mit.edu/nhg/cv/nhg_cv.pdf

And, for completeness:
the no-asterisk source: http://people.csail.mit.edu/nhg/cv/nhg_res.tex
the no-asterisk style: http://people.csail.mit.edu/nhg/cv/modresume.cls
(bib is the same)
the no-asterisk output: http://people.csail.mit.edu/nhg/cv/nhg_res.pdf

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