I am writing a book consisting of different chapters (each stored in an extra tex-file) and want to add numbers to each of the chapters' titles (MWE below). So for example, right now what my table of contents looks like is:

Chapter Title

1 Section Title

1.1 Subsection Title

2 Section Title

2.1 Subsection Title

But what I want it to look like is this:

1 Chapter Title

1.1 Section Title

1.1.1 Subsection Title

1.2 Section Title

1.2.1 Subsection Title

The structure of my project sort of looks like this:


With the Chapters each having their own titles. Thanks in advance for your help, I hope it became clear what I'm trying to achieve, please feel free to correct me if I'm doing something wrong as I am still pretty new to this platform.

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  • A warm welcome!! Please include a MWE including everything prior to \begin{document} tex.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3343/what-makes-a-good-mwe – A Feldman Mar 25 '18 at 2:10
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    What you want is the default. You are changing the default and asking it how to get the default back. Preparing a minimal working example will show you what to change. – Johannes_B Mar 25 '18 at 5:34
  • Is there something like \renewcommand{\thechapter}{}? – user31729 Mar 25 '18 at 8:32
  • @Johannes_B: Can you clarify? I think the default is that the numbering starts at section level. I need it to start at 'title-level'. – Daniel Mar 25 '18 at 13:50
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    Note that Springer probably doesn't want you to change the numbering defaults, if you want to publish with them - if you don't want to publish with them, you can choose another documentclass with different numbering (such as report). – Marijn Mar 25 '18 at 14:41