I would like to use the full name in most circumstances for references. But sometimes, e.g. in


the full name might be too long. In this example, it gives "Proposition 11.15 (d)"

So I would like to use something like


to get something like "11.15 (d)" or "Prop. 11.15 (d)"

Does cleveref have a feature like this?


Sure. You can use \crefname, \Crefname inside a group lo locally redefine the string used:




% Commands for local abbreviations








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Notice that if you are only interested in the number, it's enough to use the standard \ref.

  • Thank you! Works like a charm. No, I am not only interested in the number, but also in an abbreviation in front of the number, because I think it makes it easier for the reader to find the referenced entity. – Martin Thoma Jan 28 '14 at 6:37

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