# Cross reference of a section that doesn't have a section number

I was using ACM CHI latex template in which sections do not have section numbers. For example:

BACKGROUND

SubBackground

SubSubBackground

Now I want to cross reference, but I don't have a section number to refer to:

\section{Background}
\label{background}

\subsection{SubBackground}
see \ref{background}


BACKGROUND

SubBackground

see

How do I cross-reference here?

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You said yourself that the sections have no numbers. What number are you expecting to show up? – Stephan Lehmke Aug 27 '12 at 5:17
Yeah, but then how do I do cross reference? @StephanLehmke – CherryQu Aug 27 '12 at 5:20
It is possible to "hijack" the \label-\ref system using something like \makeatletter\newcommand{\setref}[1]{\gdef\@currentlabel{#1}}\makeatother which allows you to use \section{Background}\setref{Background}\label{background} and then later issue See section~\ref{background}. – Werner Aug 27 '12 at 5:25

One possibility is to use the nameref package like this:

\documentclass{sigchi}

\usepackage{nameref}

\begin{document}

\section{Background}
\label{background}

\subsection{SubBackground}
see section \nameref{background}".

\end{document}


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