{cross-referencing} is about making connections from a point in a document to related information elsewhere, usually within the same document. Standard commands are \label and \ref. For questions about citing or bibliographies, use {bibliographies} instead.

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Can I re-use section labels across chapters?

I'm formatting a long document with many chapters. Most chapters contain some generic sections (e.g. "Introduction," "Results," ...) and most of them are already labeled accordingly (e.g. ...
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For child entries with crossrefs, how can I instruct biblatex to output only a reference to the parent entry in the bibliography?

When producing a bibliography using biblatex and the alphabetic style, I would like to produce actual cross-references between two crossref-entries. For example, if I have several @inproceedings ...
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Multiply defined labels using hyperref

I'm using the stackrel command to indicate important steps in the transformation of formulas. E.g. I would write: A\stackrel{(!)}{=}B so that I can later explain in text why exactly A equals B. I've ...
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Reference label with included file and relaxed clearpage

I am running into a rather weird error that apparently originates from the combination of \include, \let\clearpage\relax and a referenced label after a page break. In this particular example, the ...
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References in externalized pgfplots

I was writing on an document with a lot of pgfplots in it. Because of the memory limitation in LaTeX and in order to save some compiling time I tried out the externalize command. With most of the ...
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chemnum package

The following minimal code using the chemnum package was designed to replace TMP1, TMP2 and TMP3 in an eps file made by ChemDraw by numbers: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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How to change the appearance of \ref depending on where it's called relative to the \label

I have defined a \task sectioning command and a subtasks-list as in this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[hidelinks]{hyperref} \usepackage[loadonly, explicit]{titlesec} ...
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How can I get LaTeX to warn about unreferenced figures and unused labels in general?

When writing documents, I consider it to be necessary that all figures and tables are referenced (\ref) in the text, whether or not I've remembered to \label them. LaTeX does not currently warn if a ...
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How to reference the page of a figure?

Is it possible to make a reference to the page where a figure is rendered? I would like to write something like see figure~\ref{figure-xyz} on page NN where NN will automatically be maintained by ...
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How to link an equation in LaTeX

I am wondering how I can link an equation in LaTeX, I mean when I click on the link then I'll be directed to that specific equation.
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What is the difference in citing/referencing with or without tilde?

I've seen examples referencing a table as follows: Table~\ref{table:overview} shows an overview of all the elements. What is the use of the tilde in front of \ref or \cite and when do you have to ...
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Referencing to “above” or “below”?

I would like to know if it is good practice, and if so how it can be achieved, to make references like: "as mentioned above...". Or am I going too far and should just type the word? I've read ...
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What is the advantage of using the notation 'fig:' in the \label {}?

Reading manuals I always find figure labeled as \label{fig:name}. I wonder where is the advantage of using this notation with fig:instead to start with the name it self. If in my document I have only ...
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Relative chapter references

(A follow-up of sorts on Variable chapter references, as per @werner 's suggestion) This is somewhere in between a request for comments and an actual question (as well as a summary of my experiences ...
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How does one set custom labels for description lists?

Every now and then I use the description list environment \begin{description} \item[foo] foo is good \item[bar] bar is bad \end{description} to create lists with non-numerical labels. ...
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How to cross-reference theorems with “Theorem”?

I use \begin{lemma} \label{aaa} ... \end{lemma} \begin{theorem} \label{bbb} ... \end{theorem} and many other similar kinds in the same document. When I cross-reference those lemmas and theorems ...
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Use bibliography numbers and citation from other file

This question led to a new package: xcite I want to reference to citations from other file. Similar to what xr package does to labels, but I want to apply it for the bibliography. If I'm able ...
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How to organize labels when there are too many equations?

I'm writing a moderately long text using LaTeX, and it's great to be able to organize chapters, sections, appendices, and everything else almost automatically. One thing has been bothering me though. ...
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Modify \eqref command

I want to edit the \eqref command so that \eqref will produce Eq. (1), for example, instead of (1). Of course, I could define \newcommand{\reff}{Eq.~\eqref} but then I lose my editor's ability to ...
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How can I achieve dictionary headers for two page spreads in LaTeX

I would like to produce a document where I can display the first and last items of each two page spread in the headers of both the left and right pages. I know I can use \markboth{}{} to collect the ...
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Cleveref: AUCTeX and RefTeX set-up

How can I set up cleveref to work with AUCTeX and RefTeX? I have tried the advice on Emacs, RefTeX and Cleveref – can they work together? but it didn't work. Additionally, when I hit enter, \ref{} ...
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Automatically insert “in the next [chapter/section/subsection]” if reference is sequential

I'm aware of the cleveref package \cref which adds the correct reference name (see: Automatically inserting "Section", "Subsection", etc). I have a few references which refer to ...
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showonlyrefs and cleveref

This question led to a new package: autonum I know that cleveref is not compatible with showonlyrefs as it says in the cleveref manual. But I have a book-length document that depends on ...
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Reference to the Table of Contents page

I thought that someone must have asked this, but my searches didn't find it. I am looking to refer back to the table of contents from places in my document. How can I do this?
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Reference table rows by automatic counter

Problem I have defined an environment to automatically number example sentences throughout my document. It uses the tabular environment and automatically numbers the first column of each row using a ...
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Get label target type

I'm looking for a solution to my previous question "Relative chapter references", and find myself struggling with trying to get the target "type" of a label from the label itself. Allow me to ...
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redefining \label and \ref when using hyperref

I'm editing a book that includes about 25 papers written in LaTeX by different authors. Since many of them use the same \label, to avoid collisions I redefined the \label command (and \ref and ...
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Problems with part-labels using titlesec

I'm using titlesec to define the layout of my headings. It's working but I've run into a problem when I use the package to define the layout of \part's. When I try to reference to a \part, which is ...
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How to find absolute page number as an integer?

Is there a simple way to retrieve an absolute page number from a label, where by absolute I mean counting all pages as integers sequentially starting from the first page of the document, without any ...
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Changing the suffix according to the figure number

In Turkish (and possibly in other similar languages), there are suffixes that change corresponding to the word they are applied. This also holds for the numbers. For example, in Figure \ref{fig1} ...
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\ref, make figure/table reference automatically toggle between “above” or “below”

Is it possible to automatically include a reference to the position of a labeled object (Table, Figure) in text? By this I mean the following: Say I have labeled a figure in chapter 1: ...
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cleveref, autonum and labeling only referenced equations

User MMM recommended that I use the new autonum package in reply to my query. However, I am having some difficulty getting the package to work. Here is a minimal working example that compiles with ...
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Cleveref with counters with same name

I am trying to use the cleveref package. I have the following counters defined (hopefully this is the right way to do it!) \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem}[section] \newtheorem{lemma}[thm]{Lemma} ...
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How to reference an inequality with \cref?

I have inequalities being referenced by cref as equations. 1-) How can I change that? (and still have inequalities with the same numbering as equations) 2-) How can I change that and have ...
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Changing the number of figure or equation automatically in text by changing the places of figures and equations

Is it possible to automatically reference a figure and equations in text? I meant sth like bibliography references. Moreover, by changing the place of the figures or equations relevant figure or ...
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Figure refs stop working after I added a new counter

I was using the amspset document class for generating exam practice problems. I had wanted to add some referencing to the problems so I started a new counter like this (adapted from some Tex Exchange ...
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Numbering equations

If I am writing a LaTeX document on TexMaker and I want to number my equation but most probably I will be adding details later on and I do not want to fall into retyping it all over again. So if for ...
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A better way to reference theorem-like environments?

I know how to use \label and \ref to get a reference to a result(or whatever else really) that I have made previously in the document. But this is tedious and requires me to create a label name every ...
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What is the difference between \eqref and \ref?

Is there any difference between \eqref and \ref? I used both of them in my document using the package classicthesis and saw no difference in the result. Is there any specific situation in which I ...
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How to reference subfigure in caption

I used to have code like this: \caption{In \subref{fig:foo:a} you can see...}. Now I switched to using memoirs subtop/subbottom command instead of \subfigure. How can I refer to that subfigure? As a ...
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\nameref — How to display section name AND its number

Is it possible to make \nameref display not only the title of the section but also its number? \section{First Section} \label{sec:some_sec} \subsection*{Unnumbered subsection} \label{sec:subsec} ...
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Table numbering mismatch in caption and in text

I have created 2 tables in my LaTeX document \begin{table}[hb] \centering \begin{tabular}{|c|c|r|} \hline ... not important... \end{tabular} \label{tab:2} \caption{Določanje prioritet mojstrov ...
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How to diagnose a permanent “Label(s) may have changed” warning?

I'm getting the following warning: LaTeX Warning: Label(s) may have changed. Rerun to get cross-references right. The problem is, it doesn't go away after rerunning (any number of times). The ...
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Is there a software in Ubuntu that can analyse the cross references (theorems, lemmas, equations, etc.) in a tex project?

There are some software to analyse the cross references among codes (Java or C++). I used to use a software for code analysis under Windows many years before. But I can't remember the name. On linux, ...
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How to make \hl (highlighting) to automatically place incompatible commands in \mbox?

The soul package provides a useful command \hl for highlighting text. However, \cite, \ref, and some other commands (maybe equations too) must be placed within an \mbox in order for \hl to work ...
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Need help creating a custom aux file read/write routine to suit my needs

I require two new commands, \createreference and \citereference, to work with. They should work as shown in the following examples: \createreference{john}{John Q. Citizen} should write the text “John ...
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How can I print only Author-Date of the parent crossref in the bibliography entry of the child of the crossref?

I have an @article entry, which crossrefs a @periodical entry. I cite both of them. In my bibliography, I would like the article to refer to the periodical in the form of the citation, but i only get ...
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Selectively turn off hyperref links

I'm writing a document which includes a list of URLs that I want to be clickable, so I'm using hyperref to achieve this. This has the awkward side effect that my equation numbers, some of which I ...
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cleveref and appendix packages: appendix referenced as section

Using this example: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{appendix} \usepackage{cleveref} \begin{document} \section{The first section}\label{sec:1} \lipsum[2] \section{The second ...
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How to compare the output of \ref to a number?

I want to compare the output of \ref to a number in LaTeX. I thought it would be easy but after spending lots of hours surfing the net I still don't know the answer. I found similar questions on this ...