# How to change the default ':' in subsection to paren ')'?

In latex, when I write ,

\subsubsection*{a}


it produces

a:

but I want to write

a)

How should I do this.

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• What documentclass are you using? \subsection* would not usually insert punctuation after the title at all... – Ulrich Schwarz Jan 27 '12 at 18:45
• actually it is \subsubsection, sorry for the mistake. for \subsection it's fine. And I am using \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} – Aditya Kumar Jan 27 '12 at 18:53
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The following minimal example produces what you're after, modifying the "punctuation" of IEEEtran from : to ):

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}% http://ctan.org/pkg/ieeetran
\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\@IEEEsectpunct}{)\ \,}% Modified from {:\ \,}
\makeatother
\begin{document}
\section{A section}
\subsection{A subsection}
\subsubsection*{a}
\subsubsection*{b}
\subsubsection*{c}
​\end{document}​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


You could, of course, also just use a list environment to obtain the same numbering...