I am writing a constitution for a society. I would like to have the subsections numbered independently of the way that the sections are numbered, i.e:

Section 1
    Subsection 1
    Subsection 2
Section 2
    Subsection 3

How can this be done?


You could use the chngcntr package:


Besides the numbering itself, in contrast to the remreset package, chngcntr can redefine \thesubsection for you to not include the section number within the subsection number.


although the numbering of sub/sections depends on the document class you're using, there is a little package called remreset that contains the command that will undo the "numbering within".

  • An example would be \usepackage{remreset} \makeatletter \@removefromreset{subsection}{section} \makeatother. You might need to change \thesubsection to not the section number, e.g. using \renewcommand{\thesubsection}{\arabic{subsection}}. – Martin Scharrer Apr 6 '11 at 18:23

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