I have an appendix with multiple sections that each contain multiple subsections. Each subsection contains an appendix (named for instance A1, A2, etc.). When I refer to one of the appendices, it only mentions the letter (the section), but it doesn't mention the number (the subsection / the specific appendix file).

My appendices are coded with:

\includepdf[scale=0.95,pages=1,pagecommand=\subsection{Interview: Christine}]{fig/interviews/christine.pdf}

\includepdf[scale=0.95,pages=1,pagecommand=\subsection{Interview: Hans-Frederik}]{fig/interviews/hf.pdf}


I know it doesn't get any easier when the appendices are .pdf-files, and the pagecommand=\subsection{..} is to prevent the pdf from changing to a new page from the subsection.

These are named A1 and A2 respectively in the report when I export it to a pdf, but referring to them with


produces the same output (just A).


produces ??.

So how can I refer to them and get A1 and A2?

thanks in advance!

1 Answer 1


You can extend the \pagecommand with a label for the subsection, surrounded by {}.


References: \ref{appendix:christine}, \ref{appendix:hf}.
\includepdf[scale=0.95,pages=1,pagecommand={\subsection{Interview: Christine}\label{appendix:christine}}]{christine.pdf}

\includepdf[scale=0.95,pages=1,pagecommand={\subsection{Interview: Hans-Frederik}\label{appendix:hf}}]{hf.pdf}


This produces:

References: A.1, A.2.

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