When I use fancyref with the vario package option:


The above would produce a result in such a way that, for example, when referencing a figure (lets say Figure 1) residing on the next page (lets say it is page 3), this would produce the following:

"bla bla bla as per Figure 1 on page 3"

However, I would like the 'page 3' part of the above to be formatted using the 'fmtcount' package:

\newcommand{\wordnum}[1]{\numberstringnum{#1} (#1)}

Insomuch as that the above example should be formatted in the following manner:

"bla bla bla as per Figure 1 on page three (3)"

Can someone please let me know how to use fmtcount within fancyref?

  • Sorry but why are you using fancyref here at all? – cfr Jul 25 '15 at 13:17
  • Please give us an MWE rather than asking people to construct one from scratch. – cfr Jul 25 '15 at 13:20
  • Wouldn't this be easier with refcount and fmtcount? – user31729 Jul 25 '15 at 13:23

You can redefine \reftextfaraway using \vrefpagenum as detailed in the examples in varioref's manual: \vrefpagenum{<macro>}{<label>}. This saves the page number in <macro> and can then be used as argument to fmtcount's \numberstringnum:


  on page \numberstringnum{\fignum}~(\pageref{#1})%




  \caption{foo bar}\label{fig:foo}

  • (+1) but, at least when combined with fancyref, this gives errors on first compilation. – cfr Jul 25 '15 at 22:01
  • @cfr If I use \usepackage{varioref,fmtcount,fancyref} (and delete the aux file) I don't get any errors. Also not with \usepackage{fmtcount}\usepackage[vario]{fancyref}. – clemens Jul 25 '15 at 22:30
  • This doesn't work with \pagenumbering{roman}, though. – clemens Jul 25 '15 at 22:30
  • I get an error if I add a new label with an \fref{that label} earlier in the document. The first time I compile after the additions, I get errors. The second time, it is fine as the info is available, I assume. – cfr Jul 25 '15 at 22:31
  • \documentclass{article} \usepackage{varioref,fmtcount} \usepackage[vario]{fancyref} \renewcommand*\reftextfaraway[1]{% \vrefpagenum\fignum{#1}% on page \numberstringnum{\fignum}~(\pageref{#1})% } \begin{document} \Fref{fig:foo} is on a distant page. % \Fref{sec:asec} is on the same page as \fref{fig:foo}. \newpage \null\newpage \null\newpage \Fref{fig:foo} is on this page. \begin{figure} \caption{foo bar}\label{fig:foo} \end{figure} % \section{sec}\label{sec:asec} \end{document} Compile twice. Then uncomment the lines. Compile once -> errors. Compile again -> OK. – cfr Jul 25 '15 at 22:33

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