# enumeration of sections in a chapter [duplicate]

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How to change section numbering to alphabetical, Roman numbers, etc

I am using the `fancyhdr` package to work with chapters. But I don't want to have the number of the chapter included in the section numbering. For example, I don't want to have

chapter 1

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Conclusion.

The preamble concerning the `fancyhdr` package is

`````` \usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
``````
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## marked as duplicate by Thorsten, lockstep, egreg, Gonzalo Medina, Stefan Kottwitz♦Apr 24 '12 at 16:29

Yes, thank you. –  Nadori Apr 11 '12 at 15:44
Not sure how the linked post helped you, but you can remove the chapter number from the section numbering via `\renewcommand{\thesection}{\arabic{section}}`. –  Werner Apr 11 '12 at 16:01

Without any modifications to the `book` or `report` document classes (which support `\chapter`), the section printing mechanism is essentially given by

``````\renewcommand \thesection {\thechapter.\arabic{section}}
``````

This includes the chapter-level numbering - `\thechapter` (and a period `.`) - as part of the section-level numbering. To remove this hierarchy, add

``````\renewcommand \thesection {\arabic{section}}
``````