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I'm currently writing my diploma thesis in LaTeX and I have a pretty nasty problem. Our group consisted of 3 candidates whereby everyone had its own part. However, these parts (which are also formatted as a "part" in LaTeX) are in between different sections of our diploma thesis.

Well, that wouldn't be a problem in a printed version but since we're using hyperref for the .PDF TOC, LaTeX adds the last couple of sections (e.g. conclusion) to the last part and not to the "general document". However, my problem now is how do I reset these parts, that the finishing sections are not appended at the last "candidate part".

You can see an explanation of my problem in the graphic below. - Candidate A, B, C are parts - 1, 2 & 3 are sections whereby 3 should be on the same level as the other ones

\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{luainputenc}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage[unicode=true, 
            bookmarks=true,
            bookmarksnumbered=false,
            bookmarksopen=false,
            breaklinks=true,
            pdfborder={0 0 0},
            backref=false,
            colorlinks=true] {hyperref}
\hypersetup{pdftitle={Test}, pdfauthor={FT}}
\begin{document}
\section{Introduction}
\section{Abstract}
\part{Candidate A}
\part{Candidate B}
\part{Candidate C}
\section{Conclusion}
\end{document}
  • What \documentclass are you using? You mention "sections", but you probably don't mean \section; instead you're referring to \chapter, right? Could you provide an ASCII layout of what you'd expect, together with a mock-up of the document? This should start with \documentclass and end with \end{document} (see minimal working example (MWE)). – Werner Mar 12 '15 at 19:43
  • why don't you create a \part{Conclusion} ? – user4686 Mar 12 '15 at 19:43
  • I am using the article \documentclass. \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{luainputenc} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage[unicode=true, bookmarks=true,bookmarksnumbered=false,bookmarksopen=false, breaklinks=true,pdfborder={0 0 0},backref=false,colorlinks=true] {hyperref} \hypersetup{pdftitle={Test}, pdfauthor={FT}} \begin{document} \section{Introduction} \section{Abstract} \part{Candidate A} \part{Candidate B} \part{Candidate C} \section{Conclusion} \end{document} – felixketchup Mar 12 '15 at 19:49
  • Hi and welcome, does something of section 4.1 bookmark macros suit your needs? – Johannes_B Mar 12 '15 at 21:50
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Yes, \parts are hierarchically higher than \sections. So, once you use \part, all following \sections will be placed under them unless you intervene. bookmark allows for this:

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[unicode=true, 
            bookmarks=true,
            bookmarksnumbered=false,
            bookmarksopen=false,
            breaklinks=true,
            pdfborder={0 0 0},
            backref=false,
            colorlinks=true] {hyperref}
\hypersetup{pdftitle={Test}, pdfauthor={FT}}
\usepackage{bookmark}
\begin{document}
\section{Introduction}
\section{Abstract}
\part{Candidate A}
\part{Candidate B}
\part{Candidate C}
\bookmarksetupnext{level=0}% Correct bookmark for next \bookmark
\section{Conclusion}
\end{document}

\bookmarksetupnext{<opts>} sets the \bookmark-related options for whenever \bookmark is called next. Since the default for \section is to be placed at level 0 (the root) when no other higher-level sectional unit it present, we just reset it to level=0.

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