# How to reference a paragraph with § symbol and without a dot?

I'd like to add a clickable reference to \paragraph, but instead of having just a clickable number with a dot after it, I'd like to add a \S sign to the link too (NOT the name of the paragraph!) and remove the dot.

For example,

\paragraph{Name}\label{p1}
\ref{p1}


gives me a clickable number of the paragraph, say, "1." (with the dot after the number). How to change it to a clickable text "§ 1" (with sign \S and without a dot)?

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I suggest you use the cleveref package and its \cref command to create cross-references that automatically contain the name (in this case, symbolic name) of the object being referenced. With the appropriate setup (see the MWE below), you can define both the singular and plural forms of the symbol -- § and §§, respectively -- and get the § (or §§) symbol to be included in the hyperlink automatically.

\documentclass{article}
\crefname{paragraph}{\S}{\S\S} % default is {paragraph}{paragraphs}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{5}

\begin{document}
\section{Section 1}
\subsection{Subsection 1}
\subsubsection{Subsubsection 1}
\paragraph{Paragraph 1}\label{para:1} Some thoughts \ldots
\paragraph{Paragraph 2}\label{para:2} More thoughts \ldots
\paragraph{Paragraph 3}\label{para:3} Delusions of grandeur \ldots

\section{Section 2}
As we argued in \cref{para:1}, \ldots

\noindent
As we further argued in \cref{para:2,para:3}, \ldots
\end{document}


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This seems to work:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}     % this line can be removed
\let\OLDparagraph\paragraph
\renewcommand{\paragraph}{\refstepcounter{paragraph}\OLDparagraph}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\renewcommand{\theparagraph}{\S\arabic{paragraph}}

\begin{document}
\paragraph{Name:}\label{sec:p1} Here some Text

We have seen in  \ref{sec:p1}, \dots
\end{document}


If you don't want the paragraphs to be numbered, \secnumdepth must be less than 4.

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