# 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