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My presentation has three parts about three different papers. I would like to number the theorems and propositions within each part (paper).

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your required usage. It just helps in getting more accurate answers for your usage. – Werner Oct 2 '12 at 20:53

You can use the etoolbox package, to make the \part command reset the recounter(s):




\part{Test Part One}
Test theorem in part one.
Test proposition in part one.

\part{Test Part Two}
Test theorem in part two.
Test proposition in part two.


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