It seems \renewcommand{\theexample}{\Alph{example}} makes the section numbering disappear. Is there a way to avoid this?



\begin{example}[special curve]
Let something be something.
\begin{example}[special manifold]
Let something be something.

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When you do


then \theexample is defined by


and the example counter is reset any time section is stepped.

So you want to redefine \theexample by

  • FWIW, this also saved me for the LIPIcs 2016 style, where theorem numbering seems broken for theorems defined in the appendix. Just do a \renewcommand*\thetheorem{\thesection.\arabic{theorem}} in the appendix and it's fine again.
    – srs
    Jan 3, 2017 at 0:06

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