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I would like to reference multiple labels in one reference, like it is possible when citing bibliography using the IEEE Standard. When citing, one is able to use:

This is a statement \cite{Einstein1910, Newton1700, Moore1950}

Which in turn appears as: "This is a statement [1-3]"

Is it possible to use the same mechanism for labels together with the \ref{} command?

For example, this input:

As seen in figures \ref{fig:apple, fig:pear, fig:fig}

Should produce the following output: "As seen in figures 1.1-1.3" or "As seen in figures 1-3". I tried using the classic \ref command, as stated above, but this just resulted in the typical question marks appearing in the output.

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    Welcome to TeX.SE. Have a look at the cleveref package. If you input \cref{fig:apple,fig:pear,fig:fig}, it'll output "figures 1 to 3", or whatever numbers apply. (The form of the conjunction can be modified.) If you don't want cleveref to generate the "figures" text prefix automatically, you could write figures \labelcref{fig:apple,fig:pear,fig:fig}. – Mico Aug 27 '20 at 16:38
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    You should take a look at the cleveref package (to be loaded after hyperref). With \cref, you even wouldn't have to type ‘figures’. – Bernard Aug 27 '20 at 16:39
  • Do also take a look at the posting Cross-reference packages: which to use, which conflict? – Mico Aug 27 '20 at 17:24

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