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I'm using \part* and \section in order to formate my file.

The problem is now, that \section just countrs from 1 to n. But what I actually need is the sections counting from 1.1 to 1.n, and then, after the second \part start over as 2.1 to 2.m.

I use \part and \section instead of \section and \subsection because of the fontsize. If there is a possibility to have \section displayed as large as \part, and \subsection as large as \section, this would also be a way to solve the problem.

Any suggestions?

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See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/28333/… (especially the bonus question). –  lockstep Nov 25 '12 at 12:57
    
Hmmm, so the higher sectional unit (\part in your example) should be unnumbered but the following unit (\section) should receive a counter fron the higher one? –  Gonzalo Medina Nov 25 '12 at 13:07
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One possibility would be to redefine \thesection to include the part counter; something like:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{chngcntr}

\counterwithin{section}{part}

\begin{document}

\part{Test Part One}
\section{Test Section}
\section{Test Section}
\part{Test Part Two}
\section{Test Section}
\section{Test Section}

\end{document}

To get the part counter in arabic you can say

\renewcommand\thepart{\arabic{part}}

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Another option would be to change the sectional unit formatting and use \section, \subsection instead of \part, \section, and this can be done, for example, with the titlesec package:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{titlesec}

\titleformat*{\section}{\huge\bfseries}
\titleformat*{\subsection}{\Large\bfseries}
\titleformat*{\subsubsection}{\normalfont\large\bfseries}

\begin{document}

\section{Test Section One}
\subsection{Test Subsection}
\subsection{Test Subsection}
\section{Test Section One}
\subsection{Test Subsection}
\subsection{Test Subsection}

\end{document}

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thank you very much. Your second solution is exactly what I was looking for. Is it possible (of course it is, but how?) to add margins at the bottom of the (sub)sections? –  Marco7757 Nov 26 '12 at 21:38
    
@Marco7757 sure it's possible, but I quite don't understand what you want. Can you please describe in more detail what you want to achieve? –  Gonzalo Medina Nov 26 '12 at 21:41
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