Using pretty much no packages, when using the \ref{label of figure} i get just the number of the figure. Is there an easy way to set it to make parentheses around that number? At the moment I have to do it manually, but would be nicer if it could be done automatically

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    Are you comfortable with that happening for all references? Including those to a table, a section, an equation, ... – Werner Mar 17 '14 at 21:05
  • Welcome to TeX.SE! You could create a little macro, say \newcommand\pref[1]{(\ref{#1})} -- short for "parenthetical \ref", I suppose -- and place it in the preamble. Then, write \pref{<label of figure>}. The point is that by creating the macro \pref you need not modify the default behavior of \ref. – Mico Mar 17 '14 at 21:08

You can use the \p@figure macro that's used in building the current label.




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You can do similarly for the other counters you need to be treated in a similar way.

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