I'm trying to create a document that follows a numbering system of:

1. 1.a 1.a.1 1.a.2 1.b etc

I've tried to use the commands below to specify which section/subsection should be labelled with arabic and which should be labelled with a value. However it's not worked, and I suspect either I am missing a command needed to combine the two labelling types, or that it cannot be done!


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\value returns an internal register counter suitable for TeX arithmetic and numeric tests, it does not return tokens that may be directly typeset, you want \arabic for that.

I think you want:


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