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I've received my master thesis from proofreader. I've received a lot of small things to fix but they're defined inside my document class which is report.

  1. How to change caption name from "Table" to something else (in polish it's "Tablica" and I would like to change it into "Tabela".
  2. How to change colon after number in caption into dot?
  3. How to get rid of name Chapter - when I put \chapter{Method} \label{sec:Method} in output I receive "Chapter 2" and below this "Method" (without any numbering).
  4. How to put dot after every numbering in sections and subsection? (I have 2.1 and I would like to have 2.1. )
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The article class doesn't define \chapter, so you would need a different class for that. – Martin Scharrer Feb 1 '11 at 14:42
Oh, my. I wrote article - it should be report. Fixed it. – pixel Feb 1 '11 at 14:45
up vote 4 down vote accepted

1) Use


This is defined in article.cls (see classes doc).

2) I suggest caption package. This can also answer quesiton 1.


3) article does not provide \chapter :-)

For report and book, you can use some packages, like sectsty(simple) or titlesec(complex) to modify the layout. You'd better read the manual of theses packages.

And if you just want to get rid of the number and "Chapter", you may want to use


4) Use


and so on. And if you don't want to change the style how sections to be referred, you should also use titlesec package to modify the layout.

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A lot of questions ... :-)

  1. Read the documentation of the package caption, it can define nearly everything.
  2. see also package caption
  3. depends on your documentclass, for KOMA-Script it is the prefix option
  4. again, depends to your documentclass, KOMA-Script has an option for the dot, standard classes may be changed with \renewcommand\thesection{\thechapter.\arabic{section}.} And also redefine \thesubsection.
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For question 1:

\usepackage[polish]{babel} will switch "table" to "tablica" (and "chapter" to "rozdział" and so on). You can add \addto\captionspolish{\renewcommand{\tablename}{Tabela}} to suit your preference. See also this faq answer.

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A "quick fix" for question 3 is

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for the KOMA classes it is not needed, it is already the default – Herbert Feb 1 '11 at 15:03
@Herbert: The OP uses the report class and may not want to switch to another class after the proofreading stage. – lockstep Feb 1 '11 at 15:11
Ah yes, that's an argument! – Herbert Feb 1 '11 at 15:14

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