# Unable to change the Chapter Number to Roman numeral alone

When I am using the following command

\renewcommand\thechapter{\Roman{chapter}}

to set the chapter # to roman. It is also changing the subsection numbering to roman. Do you have any idea, why?

Example: It is showing the Chapter III and then in the subsection it says

III.4.1

• section counter makes use of the chapter counter. So you have that effect. – Sigur Nov 17 '14 at 19:31
• It is quite natural, that the (sub)sections should be preceeded by the way the chapter counter is formatted. – user31729 Nov 17 '14 at 19:34
• The different formatting of the chapter number, \Roman vs. \arabic, looks like an obfuscating exercise to me. Do you want to make it harder for a potential reader reading the text? For example, 3.4.1 could mean chapter 3, section 4, subsection 1. But I think, the reader might interpret it as section 3, subsection 4, subsubsection 1. – Heiko Oberdiek Nov 17 '14 at 19:56
• @Sigur or without the @ \renewcommand\thechapter{\arabic{chapter}.\arabic{section} (but I can't believe the OP wants this if the chapter is using Roman:-) – David Carlisle Nov 17 '14 at 21:43
• Well, we are here discussing and trying to figure out what the OP wants but he/she didn't come back to read us... lol – Sigur Nov 17 '14 at 22:48

Possibly this??

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{remreset}
\makeatletter
\@removefromreset{section}{chapter}
\makeatother
\begin{document}

\chapter{first}
\section{alpha}
\subsection{one}
\subsection{two}
\section{beta}
\subsection{one}
\subsection{two}
\chapter{second}
\section{gamma}
\subsection{one}
\subsection{two}
\chapter{third}
\subsection{one}
\subsection{two}
\chapter*{starred}
\section{delta}
\subsection{one}
\subsection{two}
\end{document}


• The main problem with this is I am using a Koma scipt document class which is conflicting with the existing when I use suggestion you mentioned here. – hank Nov 18 '14 at 2:18
• @hank This is why you should always include a minimal working example (MWE). Otherwise, you get useless answers like mine. – cfr Nov 18 '14 at 2:20