{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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Numbers of figure references

I use enumerating of figures within the section \renewcommand{\thefigure}{\arabic{section}.\arabic{figure}} however, when I use a reference to subfigure, instead of 1.1 (a) I get 1(a). How should I ...
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How to repeat the content of a quote (e.g. introduction+conclusion) without violating DRY

I'm writing the conclusion to a thesis and would like to repeat some the research questions I have formulated in the introduction. I wrapped each of the questions in a quote environment. My question ...
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Referencing a figure, table or citation

I want to refer to any figure, table or citations in my text so that if I click on the reference (or link) it will take me to the actual figure, table or citation. Currently, it is not happening for ...
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State where within the book a reference was cited

I am using a plain sort in my thesis. However, ordering the authors by last name does not help the reader find where the author/reference was cited within the book. Using the unsrt option would not ...
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tocloft cross-references a section as a subsection

I have document which creates a new list of examples. The list has a label \label{sec:examples} which labels the title of the list, which is rendered as a section. However, cross referencing ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled?

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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Multiple subequation labels in one \ref

I'm trying to write a macro that puts subequations' labels in parentheses in a compact form. For example, if I have \begin{subequations} \begin{align} y - ax &= b \label{subeq1}\\ x^2 + ...
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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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Lost labels using intertext with varioref and hyperref

I have a problem using \intertext together with \vref when hyperref is also used. Consider the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath, varioref} ...
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Conflict between amsmath and pdfcomment

I use both amsmath and pdfcomment in one document. This leads to the references produced by (\ref{}) to appear like (zref@1) instead of numbers like (1). Without amsmath or pdfcomment this problem ...
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Cross-referencing between files and equation counters

I am using package xr to cross reference between two files. Is there a way to make the equation numbers in one of the files follow the ones in the other? What I mean is, if the last equation in file ...
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Extended reference for enumerate item using parent environment

I want to reference an item of an enumerate list by it's normal label, if we are still in that same enumeration and by an parent.item syntax if we are somewhere else in the document. For example: ...
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Using \label with amsmath nested environments

First of all, I'm not sure these environments are supposed to be nested, but the fact is the alignment comes out exactly how I wanted, and no errors are issued. \documentclass[a5paper]{article} ...
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Can I include the last index inside the label of an enumeration?

Can I achieve something like this with automatic numbering? Examples: 1 of 93: Example one 2 of 93: Example two ... 92 of 93: Example ninety-two 93 of 93: Example ninety-three I can ...
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Smartly omit chapter number in equation numbering

In my thesis I use chapters, sections and subsection. I like to have my equations numbered with respect to section, but I want the displayed equations numbers not to include the chapter number. ...
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How to avoid the hyperlink on a particular \ref

I use hyperref and I produce the pdf via pdflatex. Everytime I use \ref I get in the pdf a clickable link and I am happy with it... but I would like to disable the hyperlink in the pdf for one ...
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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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Numbering of subsections and paragraphs

I have a document style for a report which I'm having to copy to LaTeX format. I'm using pdfLaTeX, for information. In essence, the system is that paragraphs are on the same level as subsections, ...
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Change caption of figure for references

I changed the caption of my figures running the following command (I'm using the babel package): \addto\captionsngerman{\renewcommand{\figurename}{Abb.}} If I use \autoref{$LABEL} to reference to ...
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Reference the line number in which a (new) word occurred for the first time

I would like to cross-reference the line number in which a word occurred for the first time in some texts. For example, a text is given: LESSON I In the traffic court of a large mid-western city, a ...
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Name of current section/figure

I'm looking for a LaTeX command, say \foo, which expands to the type of section I'm in. In the following, the first \foo should expand to "Section", the second to "Subsection", and the third one to ...
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pagenote: Adding a cross-referencing mechanism

This question originates from a bug report at SourceForge.net: biblatex from April 2010. A user pointed out that a certain biblatex style (verbose-inote) produced wrong references when used together ...
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References in Chapter Titles

I am currently writing a manuscript using \documentclass{book}. I would like to devote one of the chapters in the manuscript to a proof of an earlier result. I have named the Chapter: ...
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Figure references in tufte-book

With the tufte-book class I cannot get references for figures right. \documentclass{tufte-book} \usepackage{lipsum,blindtext} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} % Demo option for MWE without image ...
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hyperref bad references

After cleaning up my project and compiling a tex file 10 times in a row: rm temp.toc temp.pdf temp.out temp.html temp.aux xelatex temp.tex # executed 10 times! I still get bad references with ...
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How to \ref to subcaption numbers (a, b) when using memoirs subcaptions?

How can I get references to subcaption numbers when using memoir? In this example: \documentclass{memoir} \newsubfloat{figure} \begin{document} \chapter{Lorem} \section{ipsum} \begin{figure}[b] ...
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Undefined reference: autoref points to section instead of figure or table

Here is a minimum working example (an image 'test.png' needs to be in the working directory. I used this one.) % Created 2011-05-23 Mon 15:21 \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Renew \ref command doesn't work

I'm trying renew \ref command to auto detect equation and figure. All my labels of equations start with "eq:" and all labels of figures with "fig:". So I try this way, but it isn't works for me: ...
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Cross-ref an equation using RefTeX, AUCTeX and cleveref

After an updated of AUCTeX (to 11.87) the solution that worked wonderful from this answer stopped working. In particular, I got the following error: reftex-reference: Wrong number of arguments: ...
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Can individual items in an itemize list be labelled and hyperref linked?

If I try to label items in a list as in \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item blah \label{list:blah} \pagebreak \item foo \label{list:foo} ...
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How to test if a given reference belongs to a list of labels?

This question is a prolongation of my previous question How to choose from a list for using result in \ref?. I got really good and interesting answers. Unfortunately I can not implement them for my ...
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How to reference a point in a document with a counter and descriptive text?

This is a follow-up question to the previous questions: How to label a word inside a paragraph? How to refer back to a point in the document with custom counters? The code below ...
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\ref* with Beamer

When I use \ref*{xx} in beamer, it gives me an error: "pdfTeX warning (dest): name{*} has been referenced but does not exist." Does beamer fool with it, or what am I missing? If I run a regular MWE ...
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Hypcap not working with custom figure environment

I'm trying to use caption with hypcap=true so that cross-reference hyperlinks will go to the figure instead of the figure caption. However, I'm using a multicol environment with a custom figure ...
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amsmath - multiple labels in one equation

I would like to use multiple labels in the same equation when using amsmath. Basic latex already has this feature, but not amsmath, which seems to manipulate labels in complicated ways. Is it possible ...
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Referencing items while using uncover

I am writing a presentation (using beamer) for a seminar and I just faced a problem I can't handle. On one slide, I have a big equation and then use an uncover-list to explain all the elements in ...
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How to link to a label using specific text

So I am writing a programming book and I have a code example in it that I have labeled \label{ex11}. How can I later in the document make a link to it using custom text? For example, I am writing ...
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Table, Figure, and Listing prefixes

Background Using LyX and KOMA Script to author a technical manual. Problem The documents are strewn with the following references: \ref{fig:Example-Database-Type} When converted to PDF, this ...
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Cross-referenced equation never becomes defined

I have a strange problem with cross-referencing my equations: no matter how often I run pdflatex they stay undefined. Other references do get resolved. Is there something wrong with the way I label ...
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How can I make a reference to a Glossary that typesets as \glossarytoctitle?

I'm using the glossaries package. I created a custom glossary called foo with the title, "My Foo Glossary Title": \newglossary[fgg]{foo}{fgs}{fgo}{My Foo Glossary} Ideally, I'd like to make a ...
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Using custom \locallabels command with custom \eqref command

I am trying to restrict refs' and labels' scopes to certain sections of a LaTeX document. Cf. this question. I have a custom \locallabels{} command, modified from here, and a custom \eq{} command: ...
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How do I configure a \ref of a \label to print more than just the number? [duplicate]

I am using \label in conjunction with \ref for my equations. For example \begin{equation} \label{eq:grav} F=\frac{G m_{1} m_{2}}{r^{2}} \end{equation} as shown in equation \ref{eq:grav} which ...
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Cross references and citations do not show in LibreOffice after htlatex conversion

When trying to convert a simple LaTeX document to LibreOffice/OpenOffice, cross references and citations do not show in the final document. They do when converting to (X)HTML, but this has other ...
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Change the reference style for subfloats: from 1a to 1(a)

How to change the reference style to subfloats (package subfloat) in a figure from <number><letter> to <number>(<letter>).
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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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Incompatibility of caption and cleveref package [closed]

The following code produced a TeX capacity exceeded error \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{cleveref} \begin{document} \begin{figure} Text \label{fig:figures:1} ...
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Show “Page X of Y” only if there are multiple pages?

I'm trying to add a line in the header to be "Page X of Y", but only if there are multiple pages. My main problem is how to format the if statement. So far I have \ifx \pageref{LastPage} 1 ...
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Customized list cross reference error

I have created a customized list environment in the book class. The labels for the list are produced the way I want, but when items are referenced, they are not labeled correctly. Here is the code. ...
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Multiple \label commands before \ref

I have tried several approaches to solve my problem but unfortunately none successful yet. I can not find documentation mentioning how to solve this particular case. My problem is that I am using a ...
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Problem when using pdfcomment in figure captions and then referencing

This is possibly a bug in the pdfcomment package, maybe not. I use the \pdfmarkupcomment[]{}{} macro to insert highlighting into the caption of a figure. Then follows a lable. I reference the figure ...