I would like to bookmark sections even when they are not numbered. When I set sections as

\section*{Section 1}

Latex compiles the document with no bookmarks and there no numbers on sections. So it is typed as "Section 1" on the document.

When I set it as:

\section{Section 1}

Bookmarks are generated, but then it is typed as "1 Section 1" on the document.

How do I set it so that there are no numbers in front of the sections but there are still bookmarks?

  • why don't you use \setcounter{secnumdepth}{0} to suppress numbering? Apr 17, 2020 at 6:32

1 Answer 1


thanks to @egreg -- https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/33701/197451

suppress the appearance of the section number -- The macro @seccntformat is responsible for printing the section number; by redefining it to "do nothing" the number is not printed, but hyperref is able to create the bookmark correctly.




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