# chapter numbering does not work

I'm currently writing my master thesis. Thereto, I received a template from my professor for the thesis (its my first latex project btw. :(). I tried for hours, to correct an error, but I haven't been able to achieve it. My problem is, that Latex is not numbering the chapter (as shown in the picture below). The numbering should look the following:

1. Test

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Background

and so forth.

These are all packages and layout settings so far:

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,pdftex]{scrbook}

\begin{document}

\pagenumbering{arabic}

\pagestyle{plain}

\chapter{test}

\section{Introduction}

\section{Background}

\end{document}


\frontmatter

\pagestyle{empty}

\begin{titlepage}

\begin{wrapfigure}{l}{3.25cm}

\includegraphics[width=3cm]{uni-logo-4c}

\end{wrapfigure}

\begin{flushright}

\setlength{\unitlength}{1cm}

{\large \MOrg

\MInstitution}\\

\textbf{\large \MGroup}

\textbf{\Large M\,A\,S\,T\,E\,R\,\,\,T\,H\,E\,S\,I\,S}

\end{flushright}

\begin{center}

{\LARGE\bf \MTitle}

{\large \textbf{\MAuthor}}

{\large Supervisor: \MSupervisor}

{\large Innsbruck, \MDate}

\end{center}

\put(-55,55){

\parbox[b]{\paperwidth}{

\hfill \includegraphics[scale=0.35]{UniWatermark}

}

}

}

\end{titlepage}

\ClearShipoutPicture

• Welcome to TeX SE! On its own, that is not much use as it does not include any chapters! Please make your code into a complete, small document which people can compile to reproduce the problem. You should remove packages which are not related to the problem. (Take them out - if the problem remains, leave them out; if the problem resolves, put them back.) – cfr Nov 8 '14 at 19:40
• In addition to cfr's comment: It looks like if you just use \section{} commands without the upper level \chapter – user31729 Nov 8 '14 at 19:46
• i just edited the document according to the requests of cfr, so its good to go now ;) thank you for your help so far – blanksheet Nov 8 '14 at 19:47
• \cleardoubleempty and \halfparskip are obsolete commands -- and your code provide chapter numbers, if used – user31729 Nov 8 '14 at 19:48
• Christian, you are right. If I open a new tex file and copy all the commands to this new file and compile it, without any content, i receive the correct numbering, but in the original file it doesn't work... so it seams I have to figure it out myself :( – blanksheet Nov 8 '14 at 19:54

The OP used \frontmatter in file titlepage.tex -- this is not an error, but there is no \mainmatter as a follow-up, thereby leading the first chapter to be effectively unnumbered and the chapter counter value to be 0.

This document shows the wrong usage:

\documentclass{scrbook}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\frontmatter

\chapter{My sophisticated content}

\mainmatter

\chapter{Even more sophisticated content}

\end{document}


\documentclass{scrbook}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\frontmatter

% Some other stuff, i.e. a titlepage
\mainmatter

\chapter{My sophisticated content}

\chapter{Even more sophisticated content}

\end{document}


• Damn, as always, one wrong line of code has a huge impact on the whole document. Thank you very very much. I truly appreciate your help. – blanksheet Nov 8 '14 at 20:43
• @blanksheet: Well one missing line in this case, i.e. \mainmatter. I personally never use \frontmatter etc. – user31729 Nov 8 '14 at 20:45