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{sectioning} is about commands like \chapter or \section forming the logical structure of documents. For questions specifically about {parts}, {chapters} or lower-level commands ({sections-paragraphs}), add the respective tag to the more general {sectioning}. A popular package is {titlesec}.

is about commands like \chapter or \section forming the logical structure of documents. For questions specifically about , or lower-level commands (), add the respective tag to the more general . A popular package is .

LaTeX provides 7 levels of sectioning: \part, \chapter, \section, \subsection, \subsubsection, \paragraph, and \subparagraph. \chapter is only available in book-type classes (e.g. book, amsbook, and report), and \part isn't available in the letter class.

Each command also has a starred version, e.g. \section*{}, which produces an unnumbered section. You can also set a short title for headers and the table of contents with \section[Short Title]{Much Longer Full Title}.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Continuous vs. per-chapter/section numbering of figures, tables, etc.
  2. How can I add an extra sectioning level below \subsubsection?
  3. How can I make the bibliography appear in the table of contents?
  4. Why is the first paragraph in a section not indented?
  5. How can I change the numbering of sectioning commands to be alphabetic, Roman, etc.?
  6. How can I change the size of titles of sectioning commands?
  7. How can I change the font for sectioning commands?
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