# How to change page numbering and section numbering?

I am pretty new to LaTeX. Right now I have this:

\documentclass[11pt]{scrbook}
\usepackage[a4paper,left=2.5cm,right=2.5cm,top=2.5cm,bottom= 3.2cm]{geometry}
%
%
%
\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}   %{graphicx} in order to load pictures.
\usepackage[english,german,ngerman]{babel}  %{babel} enables to choose a language.
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %[utf8]{inputenc} enables UTF8-characters not only ASCII.
\usepackage{ae}     %Uses "Latin Modern" instead of "Computer Modern".
\usepackage[colorlinks=false,pdfborder={0 0 0}]{hyperref}%Automatically turns all internal references into "hyperlinks". "pdfborder={0 0 0}" disables red border around hyperrefs.

\begin{document}

\input{./Title.tex}
\input{./blabla.tex}

\tableofcontents

\renewcommand{\thechapter}{\Roman{chapter}}
\renewcommand{\thesection}{\Roman{section}}
\pagenumbering{roman}
\input{./Abstract.tex}

\pagenumbering{arabic}
\renewcommand{\thechapter}{\arabic{chapter}}
\input{./Introduction.tex}
\input{./MyStuff.tex}

\end{document}


What I am trying to achieve with

\renewcommand{\thechapter}{\Roman{chapter}}
\renewcommand{\thesection}{\Roman{section}}


is a page numbering scheme like this:

I. Abstract.....I

1. Introduction..1

2. MyStuff.......2

Plus I want the section I included into chapters to be numbered in arabic too.

The current output is different though. All chapters, sections and pages are still numbered in arabic.

-
Welcome to TeX.SX! Can you add a short sample of what's in abstract.tex? If you don't have other numbered parts in the front matter (that is, before the first "regular" chapter) it's probably better not to give a number to the abstract. –  egreg Jul 8 '12 at 13:32
Abstract.tex contains two sections a german and a english version. –  Prot Jul 8 '12 at 13:33
Still I don't think it's a good idea to number them: the name is sufficient. –  egreg Jul 8 '12 at 13:35
Should I put it before the tableofcontents or somehow remove the numbering? –  Prot Jul 8 '12 at 14:05
add comment

## 1 Answer

Here's the scheme I propose; the kantlipsum package is just to produce mock text.

\documentclass[11pt]{scrbook}
\usepackage[a4paper,left=2.5cm,right=2.5cm,top=2.5cm,bottom= 3.2cm]{geometry}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel}

\usepackage{lmodern}

\usepackage{graphicx}

\usepackage[colorlinks=false,pdfborder={0 0 0}]{hyperref}

\usepackage{kantlipsum}% for mock text

\begin{document}

\pagenumbering{alph}
\pagestyle{empty}

%\input{./Title.tex}
%\input{./blabla.tex}

\tableofcontents

\frontmatter
\pagestyle{headings}

\begingroup

\renewcommand{\cleardoublepage}{}
%\input{./Abstract.tex}
\chapter{\abstractname}
\kant[1]

\begin{otherlanguage}{english}
\chapter{\abstractname}
\kant[2]
\end{otherlanguage}

\endgroup

\mainmatter

%\input{./Introduction.tex}
%\input{./MyStuff.tex}

\chapter{Introduktion}
\kant[3]

\section{Title}
\kant

\end{document}


I use the fact that chapters in the front matter are not numbered and use a trick for getting two chapters in the same page, which assumes that your two abstracts fit.

However my opinion is that all pages should have a number, even if it doesn't appear. So the abstracts will be on page, say vii (title page, back of title page, dedication, back of dedication, table of contents in two pages).

-
add comment