# How to make the numbering of subsections independent from the numbering of sections?

I am writing a constitution for a society. I would like to have the subsections numbered independently of the way that the sections are numbered, i.e:

``````Section 1
Subsection 1
Subsection 2
Section 2
Subsection 3
``````

How can this be done?

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You could use the `chngcntr` package:

``````\usepackage{chngcntr}
\counterwithout{subsection}{section}
``````

Besides the numbering itself, in contrast to the `remreset` package, `chngcntr` can redefine `\thesubsection` for you to not include the section number within the subsection number.

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although the numbering of sub/sections depends on the document class you're using, there is a little package called `remreset` that contains the command that will undo the "numbering within".

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An example would be `\usepackage{remreset} \makeatletter \@removefromreset{subsection}{section} \makeatother`. You might need to change `\thesubsection` to not the section number, e.g. using `\renewcommand{\thesubsection}{\arabic{subsection}}`. – Martin Scharrer Apr 6 '11 at 18:23