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I'm writing a report and I want to place the Acknowledgement page without \section because it will number it 0.1

I tried to place it in another TeX document and use \input in the main document, but it did not work.

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Related: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/25798/… –  lockstep Feb 3 '12 at 17:30

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You can use the starred version of \section, \section*, to produced a non-numbered section as in the following example:

\documentclass{report}
\begin{document}
\section*{Acknowledgement}% This section is not numbered
\chapter{Chapter name}
\section{Section name}% This section is numbered
\end{document}

If you want to add the starred section to the table of contents you will have to replace

\section*{Acknowledgement}

with

\section*{Acknowledgement}\addcontentsline{toc}{section}{Acknowledgement}
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There is of course also \chapter* which I personally use for the acknowledgement in my thesis, but what to use depends on the style. –  Martin Scharrer Jul 1 '11 at 12:43
    
thanks, that's what i want –  smack Jul 1 '11 at 23:02
    
What if like to refer to the starred section by using \label{key}....\ref{key}. in this case I will encounter a problem which is LaTeX will refer to the section in higher order or the previous one. –  user11421 Feb 3 '12 at 13:57
    
@AhmedNaji Welcome to TeX.sx! Your question won't be seen by many people here, so it would be best to repost it as a fresh question. Follow-up questions like this are more than welcome! Please use the "Ask Question" link for your new question; there you can link to this question to provide the background. –  egreg Feb 3 '12 at 14:32

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