{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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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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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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How to reference equations using letters and numbers

Sometimes it is convenient to refer to a group of equations by a letter and a number. For example: 2+1 (A1) 2+4 (A2) x^4 (B3) x^e (B4) Placing ...
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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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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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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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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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custom counter and cross-referencing

I created a custom counter 'rtaskno' and a command '\rtask' as following: \newcounter{rtaskno} \newcommand{\rtask}{% \stepcounter{rtaskno}% \thertaskno} I like to use them as following: ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Show graph of references inside a document

I have quite a lot of labels and references (around 250 labels, 600 references to those) in my document. As I need to re-arrange parts of the document, I'd like to know which labels are referenced ...
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Reference name of description list item in LaTeX

(Repost from Stack Overflow) I'd like to refer to a description list item by name instead of number. To that effect, I've added labels to each item, but when referencing them I only get the name of ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Custom Enumeration

I have a problem with enumerating a list of axioms in a custom style. For instance, if I wanted to write down the axioms that a function will have to satisfy for it to be a homomorphism of rings, ...
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Back-referencing in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Usage of table/figures shown in caption Is there any way to make back-references, outside bibtex, so that by using something like \backref LaTeX would show where there ...
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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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Extract Section number from Equation reference

How can I obtain the number of the Section in which an Equation (or Figure) appears? For instance, I have the reference 3.2, which refers to the second (2nd) Equation in Section 3. How can I extract ...
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includegraphics[page=\pageref… possible? how to set [page=] to a variable?

I'm currently writing a quite complex document with a lot of graphics created using TikZ. Hence I decided to put all graphics into one big file called tikz.tex creating a multiple page PDF with one ...
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How can one refer to a part of an equation?

When having multiple equations inside one displaymath environment, it is sometimes desirable to refer to just one of them without having to break the environment up into smaller pieces. Take for ...
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Table reference

I wrote a long table with a label in a tex file and \input it into my main tex file. The reference in the main tex file to the table, however, does not show the numbering of the table but the one of ...
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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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cleveref + listings

\documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{cleveref} \begin{document} Ref: \ref{test}. Cref: \cref{test}. \begin{lstlisting}[caption={Test},label={test}] test \end{lstlisting} ...
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Is it possible to re-insert a LaTeX equation by label?

Is it possible to re-insert an equation in LaTeX via referencing the original equation by label? I already know, it is possible to: reuse the original equation numbering via \tag{} as described here ...
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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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Easy-to-use reference-able environment for restating theorem-like environments?

This question is a development of the same issue as this one; following my own answer and later comment there, I decided it deserves a spin-off. I would like to define an environment for restating ...
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Reference undefined in \section with amsbook

I have a section that is devoted to the proof of a theorem, and hence I used \section{Proof of Theorem~\ref{thm}} Of course, because of the headers that are capitalized, it asks for \ref{THM} when ...
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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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Arbitrary named counter, referenced

Apologies if this has been asked before, but I simply can't find it, despite voluminous searching. Some question answer bits of my question, but not the whole. The problem is this. I want a counter ...
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Using the xr package in LyX (for cross-referencing an external LyX document)

Question: What steps are required to use the xr package in LyX in order to reference items in other, independent LyX documents? Steps already taken: The tools package (that contains the xr package) ...
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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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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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How can I reference a table/figure/section in another document?

I am writing documentation that includes three documents for different audiences: Public Staff Developers In the Developers document, I would like to reference a table or section in the Staff ...
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Suppress equation number when not refered to [duplicate]

Is is possible to use only equation or align environments without the * and then automatically suppress the equation number if there is nothing refering to that equation? It would make the LaTeX-life ...
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How do I discard a portion of an equation number when cross-referencing?

I am writing a LaTeX document in which I number equations within sections. Thus, in my preamble I have \makeatletter \@addtoreset {equation}{section} ...
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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 ...