I use the following commands


In order to split my book into sections. However, it shows the following

1 Section's Title

I want the form with point after the number

  1. Section's Title

How can I get this?


A solution with titlesec: add to your preamble


Normally you can redefine the section command using \renewcommand. \renewcommand\thesection{\arabic{section}.} will put the dot directly after the section number. This however messes up the next lower level of sectioning. \subsection{test} would produce the following:

1..1 Test

Therefor you have also have to redefine the lower levels as show in the example below





Looks like you're using the titlesec package. In this case one would use something like this, to redefine the numbering:

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    This messes up cross-references, which will also have the final dot . – Bernard Jan 13 '16 at 14:08

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