{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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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 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 display the same text in various parts of the document?

In a long, long, long writing. I have a piece of text that repeats in several places/sections/chapters. When I'm editing, I change 2 or 3 words in that piece of text. The changes have to be applied to ...
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Autoref's inserted text has not the correct case

I'm using the \autoref tag which comes with the package hyperref for referencing my algorithms, figures etc. I read that it automatically adjusts the reference text's case, but it won't work with my ...
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Which equations should be numbered? [closed]

Is the best practice to number all equations, or just those that will be referred to?
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Using section sign (§) for cross-references to sections

In some papers and books you see that author uses §1.3 instead of section 1.3. How § sign can be added before section (or part, chapter, ...) number automatically? Please mention any useful tip about ...
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Is there a standard way to refer to a range of equations?

I have occasionally wanted to refer to a range of equations in my document. So far, I've been using Equations~\eqref{firstEquation}~--~\eqref{lastEquation}, which produces something like "Equations ...
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Referencing subfigures in main caption (with \subfloat and \subref)

I've used subfloat to include subfigures, with their relevant labels but with empty captions. what I'm going to do is to reference these figures with \subref in the main caption of the figure. But ...
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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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Highlight referenced equation number

I have to give a talk, and I am using a LaTeX paper that I will write onto the blackboard. However, it is quite annoying to write all equation numbers on the blackboard, but I do want to have them all ...
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Referencing figures doesn't work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to put the \label on a figure environment? I'm having a problem with referencing figures in LaTeX. I have the following text: \begin{figure}[H] \center ...
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Refer to label in another chapter (another file)

I am writing my thesis using LyX's thesis template, and each chapter is a different file (chapter-x.lyx). However, sometimes, I need to refer to a section from another chapter, which is in a ...
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What are the valid names as labels?

What are the valid characters to use in labels? I thought that only alphabetic characters were valid, but I tested ' and ! and they work. What are the restrictions to these names?
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Is there any difference between nesting \label in \caption and putting \label outside \caption?

Is there any difference in behavior between the following coding styles? Coding style A: \caption does not enclose \label. \begin{figure} \includegraphics{cat.eps} \caption{This is a cat.} ...
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Testing for current page

Is there a way of testing if a \pageref is the current page? For example, in the next code: \newcommand\figureref[1]{% Figure~\ref{#1} (p.~\pageref{#1}) } I would like to eliminate the ...
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Creating a “\label” that, if necessary, spans over several pages

What I want to do is the following: I want to refer to an earlier block of text. I could do this by using the \label and the \ref commands like so: \label{x} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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Article appendix with sections and toc entries in the form “Appendix A”

I have been trying to get the appendix for my thesis done. I've read a lot about it and as always you can chose between a fiddly way and a magic package that doas the job to solve a problem (I usually ...
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Chapter ref with LaTeX

In LaTeX, we can say something like: "See equation \ref{eq} on page \pageref{eq}..." Is there any way to do: "See equation \ref{eq} in chapter \chapterref{eq}..."
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Labeling a Footnotemark

Is there a way to label a \footnotemark instance (without redefining the \footnotemark macro)? Labeling the \footnotemark has no effect (it labels whatever environment the command is invoked from) and ...
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In align environment, how can you label some (but not all) of the equations?

I know that the align environment labels all the lines, while the align* environment labels none of the lines. Is there a way to have the align environment label only some of the lines? For example, ...
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How to force a label to be a given string?

Normally I issue a command like \label{foo}, and this means that foo gets entered into a symbol table somewhere that says that it equals 14, or xiv, or aa, or whatever. These symbols are generated and ...
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Variable chapter references

I'm looking to typeset certain references à la varioref thus so: if I reference chapter 3 from within chapter 2, I'd like the output to look like "...in the next chapter---" rather than "...in chapter ...
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cleveref fails to reference algorithms

In the following example document, both \autoref and plain ref will correctly link and number an algorithm reference, but cleveref fails that task. It will just insert question marks instead. In ...
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Backreferences for equations

I'd like to put a list of pages, hyperlinked to the position of the \eqref or \cref that point to it in the margin of each \labeled equation, like backref does for bibliographies and \cite. Both this ...
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\ref Chapter Name in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get the title instead of number of a referenced chapter? Is it possible to use \ref{chap:conclusion} to refer to the actual name of the chapter instead of the chapter ...
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Not using abbreviations with cleveref

I’d like to use the cleveref package but I don’t like that it inserts most names as abbreviations; for instance, it will print “… fig. 2.1 …” instead of “… figure 2.1 …”. Is there a way of changing ...
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Cleveref and named theorems

Is it possible with Cleverref to reference not only the number of an environment but the "name" (the thing that is passed to it in square brackets? In the following example I want to replace the line ...
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Change format of reference to a subfigure

In my current document, I'm working with many subfigures. Normally, I like to refer to them using a style like Figure 1 b) where the space should be a halfspace, hence \, in the code. That's nice not ...
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Reference the bibliography as a whole

I am using biblatex for my bibliography, and it's working fine: \printbibliography[title={Sources}] Everything works as expected. What I'd like to do, though, is something like See sources on ...
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How to create *local* labels/refs in LaTeX?

Concise question: Is there any way to limit the scope in which a \label is visible to a \ref? Motivation: My current goal is to create a rather large document, containing many exercises and their ...
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Referencing subequations with cleveref

I try to refer to the parent number of subequations with \cref from the cleveref package. However, I would like to change the output "eq. (...)" into "eqs. (...)" when I refer to parent numbers ...
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Print answer key to multiple choice questions

I'm using the exam document class, and I'd like to print the letter of the correct answer. Something like: \documentclass{exam} \begin{document} \begin{questions} \question This is a multiple ...
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modifying pagenumbers in crossreferences

I need to typeset crossreferences to pages, using \pageref, with wherever possible no more than two digits. For example: pp. 1-23 pp. 101-23 %(for 101-123) pp. 101-105 %(not 101-05, because the ...
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Having trouble cross-referencing figures

I'm having a bit of trouble trying to reference figures in my latex document. Here is my latex code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \begin{figure} Here is a figure ...
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Hide content to show later

My question appeared about this egreg's answer: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/210564/15256 I have a list of exercise-answers but I don't want to show the answers immediately but after till I'll pull ...
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How to reference properly when citations are grouped by sections

I want to number and prefix my references in each section by the number of the section. However, I need to cite a reference from a section in another subsection, but my solution does not allow it. ...
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How to programmatically create sections in LaTeX

In the simplest form of the problem I am facing, I need to define a command that accepts two parameters, uses the first to put some contents in the document exactly where the command is invoked, and ...
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How to make cross-referencing with shorthands?

Could somebody help me to make shorthands when I cite entries Inproceedings with Proceedings as crossref? I use this code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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A question about customizing ref in enumitem package

I'm experimenting with enumitem version 3.4 (released Aug 2011) a little but facing a problem in customizing the ref. What I'm trying to reach is simple: Have list label in the form 1.1.3. for ...
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Multiple Altconditions within LaTeX Document

The question refers to this solution and trying to modify the code to support multiple altconditions in my document. The problem is to allow two sets of alternative conditions within the same ...
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Best practices for cross-references with hyperref

I want to reference some parts of my document. At the moment I read that there are several options. When clicking on a cross-reference one should get to the right part of the document. The first ...
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Referencing externalized pgfplots with subfig and cleverref

I use pgfplots to produce a vast amount of images in my document. Due to limited LaTeX memory, I am forced to use \tikzexternalize. Moreover, I also use the subfig package to group several pictures ...
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Alternative numbering for theorem

I am using thmtools as a front end to amsthm and I have a definition environment as follows. \declaretheorem[ style=mydefinitionstyle, name=Definition, numberwithin=chapter ]{definition} ...
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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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Multiply-defined labels warnings with frame labels in Beamer with againframe

This question is pretty much identical to this (to the best of my knowledge) unanswered question from comp.text.tex, which, at the moment, is the top Google hit for this problem: when specifying frame ...
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Why does the compiler keeps telling me (forever) to rerun because labels have changed?

I have a LaTeX paper (multifile setup, using \input{} statements) that , since a few days ago, keeps telling me at each compile (both with pdflatex or latex): LaTeX Warning: Label(s) may have ...
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Getting cleveref to mark all of “Lemma 1” as a hyperlink, not just “1”

I recently discovered the very nice cleveref package, and really like. Works much better than autoref (from hyperref) for me. There is only one thing I don't like: If, for example, the \cref command ...
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How to refer to a chapter with a word

I would like to refer to my chapters with the notation "First Chapter", "Second Chapter" etc, rather than "Chapter 1", "Chapter 2", etc. How can I do this? \documentclass{scrreprt} ...
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Label in caption

For certain styles it appears that the \label statement must be included in \caption to preserve good referencing. Why is that?
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Macro to generate ordinal words from numbers?

Is there a macro available that will turn "1" into "first", "2" into "second", etc. Let's call this macro "wordth". Then, for example, if item number 2 in an enumerate environment is labeled by ...