I have created the following custom sectioning using the titlesec package.

% in the preamble



% within the document

\phase{Target selection and testbed preparation} % outputs Phase 1: Target selection and testbed preparation


\task{Identification of target systems} % outputs Task 1.1: Identification of target systems

% later on in the document (ISSUE!)

Task~\ref{sec:phase-selection:task-identification} % outputs Task 1 rather than Task 1.1

Why doesn't the label contain the correct counter?

1 Answer 1


I think you need to say:

  • ... of course, the titleformat for task will also have to be changed to reflect that. Oct 12, 2010 at 23:18
  • \titleformat{\task}{\bfseries\itshape}{Task~\thetask:}{1mm}{} \renewcommand{\thetask}{\arabic{task}} - worked like a charm - thanks.
    – phretor
    Oct 13, 2010 at 10:29
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    @phretor: if the answer solved your problem, it would be nice of you if you mark the answer as "accepted" by clicking on the checkmark on the left of the question.
    – Stefan Kottwitz
    Nov 25, 2010 at 19:51

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