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I want to make sections in LaTeX.

For a document with chapter divisions, one has

  • 1.1 = section
  • 1.1.1 = subsection
  • 1.1.1.1 = subsubsection

What about 1.1.1.1.1?

What do I have to use to make lower-level sections be numbered as 1.1.1.1.1?

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Are you writing an scientific work? If yes perhaps you rethink your document structure? If my students need so much numbered headings I ask them to rethink the structure. It is better not to have these deep numbers. –  Kurt Aug 30 '13 at 11:24
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You have to insert \setcounter{secnumdepth}{5} to your document preamble and then the command \paragraph{title} is the equivalent of what you mean by \subsubsubsection{title}.

But in my opinion is not a good idea to have numbered paragraphs nor numbered subsubsections. It makes the text much less readable.

\documentclass{report}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{5} % seting level of numbering (default for "report" is 3). With ''-1'' you have non number also for chapters
 %\setcounter{tocdepth}{5} % if you want all the levels in your table of contents
\begin{document}
\chapter{chapter title (depth 0)}
\section{section title (depth 1)}
\subsection{subsection title (depth 2)}
\subsubsection{subsubsection title (depth 3)}
\paragraph{paragraph title (depth 4)}
\subparagraph{Subparagraph title (depth 5)} % last existing level
\end{document}

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@LaRiFaRi thanks! –  Red Aug 30 '13 at 11:46
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