In latex, when I write ,


it produces


but I want to write


How should I do this.

  • What documentclass are you using? \subsection* would not usually insert punctuation after the title at all... Jan 27, 2012 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, 2012 at 18:53
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    – Werner
    Jan 27, 2012 at 21:33

1 Answer 1


The following minimal example produces what you're after, modifying the "punctuation" of IEEEtran from : to ):

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\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}% http://ctan.org/pkg/ieeetran
\renewcommand{\@IEEEsectpunct}{)\ \,}% Modified from {:\ \,}
\section{A section}
\subsection{A subsection}

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


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