I'm trying to create a research protocol document that uses sections and subsections, but does not have chapters. For example, if I use the code



\textbf{Introducing a Bayesian Nonparametric Beta-Mixture Item Response Model}\\





\section{Abbreviations and Acronyms}



the chapter number is set to 0, and my sections are numbered as 0.1, 0.2, etc.

What I want to do is to have my sections numbered as 1.0, 2.0, etc., and my subsections numbered as 1.1, 1.2, etc. I know that there has to be a way to do this. I just don't know what it is.

Thanks in advance for your help.

  • \documentclass[12pt]{article} instead of report? The only thing to achieve that then remains is the trailing .0 to the section counter…
    – cgnieder
    May 21, 2017 at 16:23

1 Answer 1


You probably want to use the article class. Also you renew the command that printsout the section counter:



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