Suppose I want to write a theorem.



I obtain something like

Theorem 0.0.1

But I want only

Theorem 1

The preamble is





What can I do?

  • Please post a minimal working example. We cannot see how you defined your theorem environment. BTW: This does not seem to have anything to do with either the pdftex or the miktex tags
    – daleif
    Mar 12, 2015 at 9:31
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    Remove [section] from the \newtheorem{theorem}{Teorema} line.
    – egreg
    Mar 12, 2015 at 9:47

1 Answer 1


The theorem numbering is defined in the line


By default, each theorem uses its own numbering (1,2,3...): the parameter "[section]" adds the "0.0." you are trying to avoid.

Further information can be found here, in the "Theorem numbering" section.

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