All references are marked with

  • eq -> equation
  • tab -> table
  • fig -> figure
  • app -> appendix
  • sec -> section
  • chp -> chapter

So a reference would look like


for Newton's law of motion, and the introduction section.

I have been looking around for a way to sort my reference so that if I write \eqref the auto-completion only give me options to chose between references with 'eq' in. And the same for the other pre-fixes.

I have tried to use the \newcommand function, but this does not give me the auto-completion options.


But the auto-completion doesn't seem to work.

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    With other words: If the label refers to a table, the reference should show Table 1.1 etc automatically? cleveref package and \cref ?
    – user31729
    May 29, 2015 at 8:21
  • Never heard of that one, need to look it up, but that does what I'm looking for/making?
    – Mikkel
    May 29, 2015 at 8:22
  • I'll show an example in a few minutes. It won't expand however your label prefix in a direct way. The appendix app could be difficult, actually.
    – user31729
    May 29, 2015 at 8:23
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    @Mikkel Are you talking about the text editor's autocompletion? I don't think Texmaker can do it out of the box, so this should probably be a feature request for the program's developers.
    – egreg
    May 29, 2015 at 8:28
  • @egreg that was what I was hoping for, but it seems that it is to much to ask for..
    – Mikkel
    May 29, 2015 at 9:04

1 Answer 1


This shows the application of cleveref for the standard counters and the difference between \cref and \Cref -- the later is used for uppercase completion of the counter name.

The completion names can be specified with the commands \crefname and \Crefname (see the documentation please)




\chapter{First} \label{chp:somechapter}

\section{first section} \label{sec:somesection}

E=mc^2 \label{eq:einstein}

\caption{dummytable} \label{tab:dummytable}

\caption{dummyfigure} \label{fig:dummyfigure}

In \cref{eq:einstein}, \cref{tab:dummytable} and \Cref{fig:dummyfigure} from \cref{chp:somechapter} and \cref{sec:somesection} we see that... but in \Cref{app:chapter1}

\chapter{First appendix chapter} \label{app:chapter1}


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  • I can't download the cleveref.sty would it be possible for you to include a output example?
    – Mikkel
    May 29, 2015 at 8:37
  • @Mikkel: I was just doing it ;-)
    – user31729
    May 29, 2015 at 8:38
  • -1 to university network restrictions! just needed another download source. On topic, that is exactly what I was looking for!. A wounder that I never meet it before ... Thanks Christian
    – Mikkel
    May 29, 2015 at 8:41
  • @Mikkel: No problem at all. Happy TeXing then! cleveref is a standard nowadays, I would say, it should be on any TeX distribution. Make sure to include it after hyperref
    – user31729
    May 29, 2015 at 8:43
  • Just noticed that i does not have the auto-completion, functionality, but as egreg pointed out, that is most likely a functionality of the editor. With the cleveref I still get most of the functionality I was looking for
    – Mikkel
    May 29, 2015 at 9:07

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