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In my document I am referencing a section, e.g.

\section{My Section}\label{test}
Also see section\ref{test}

This gives me, e.g.

Also see section 1

but what I want is:

Also see section My Section

How can I do that?

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of course it makes more sense to have something like chapter 1 My Section, therefore mentioning chapter number and title. Anyways, this is just an example and you can easily combine both :) – stefan.at.wpf Nov 30 '10 at 15:29
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The nameref package does what you want (and cooperates well with hyperref).


\usepackage{nameref}% Only if hyperref isn't loaded
% \usepackage{hyperref}



Some text.


Some text. Also see section \nameref{test}.


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thank you very much, works without any problems :-) – stefan.at.wpf Nov 30 '10 at 15:28
It is worth noting that for this to work, it is not necessary for section numbering to be enabled. I.e. one can use \section*. – Faheem Mitha Aug 13 '11 at 21:25
An alternative is package titleref. – Heiko Oberdiek Nov 12 '12 at 23:35

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