I want to reference a section with cleveref like in the following example:


See \cref{sec:foobar}.

The output of this is:

See section 1.

But what I would like is this:

See section 1 Foobar.

I understand that there is no command by default, that produces this output.

So I tried to build my own command like suggested for the hyperref package in this question. However, I could not find an equivalent command to hyperref's \nameref in cleveref's documentation.

Is it possible to create a new command, that produces my desired output?

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    You can just load hyperref and use its \nameref command on top of cleveref. Sep 11, 2013 at 13:20
  • @sfat What about Andrew's suggestion? Is it working for you?
    – Ludovic C.
    Sep 15, 2013 at 22:54
  • Yes, it is. Quite comfortabily actually, as I've been using hyperref anyway. I think this could be posted as an answer to the question.
    – sfat
    Sep 16, 2013 at 6:28

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According to @AndrewSwann's suggestion, I created a command, that makes use of both cleveref's \Cref and hyperref's \nameref:

\newcommand*{\fullref}[1]{\hyperref[{#1}]{\Cref*{#1} \nameref*{#1}}}

The benefit compared to the solution in this question, which only uses hyperref, is that the use of \Cref allows for capitalized reference names.

Both \Cref and \nameref create a single link. Encapsulating them in \hyperref merges them to a single link.

  • With regard to the query you posted originally, what is the instruction \hyperref[{#1}] inside the \fullref macro supposed to achieve?
    – Mico
    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:21
  • I have edited my answer to clarify \hyperref's intent.
    – sfat
    Oct 19, 2013 at 9:38
  • Thanks for explaining what the \hyperref[]{} instruction does.
    – Mico
    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:02

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