How to achieve the stated in the title with the symbol § followed by the section number without the section name. Thank you for any suggestions.


Assuming you're using a not-too-unusual document class, you can achieve your typesetting objective by loading the sectsty package, issuing the \sectionfont directive, and redefining \thesection.

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  • Thank you. Is it possible to have space between § and the section number ? And how can I call the section number followed by § ? – Eureka Jul 22 '18 at 2:47
  • @Fib1123 - On your first question: Just replace {\S\arabic{section}} with {\S\ \arabic{section}}, for an interword space in the code shown above, or {\S\quad \arabic{section}}` for a "quad" of space. On your second question: do try {\arabic{section} \S}. – Mico Jul 22 '18 at 5:23

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