I want to cross-reference custom items in my document the same way I would do for figures, tables etc... For example I would like to add something like \label{custom_item: label} and then use something like \ref{custom_item: label} to produce "Item 1", "Item 2" etc.. How can I do it? Obviously the label "Item" would be written every time and not produced by LaTeX, the same way you have to write "Figure" when referencing figures.


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You only need a counter that you increase with \refstepcounter:


Item~\ref{myitem-a}, Item~\ref{myitem-b}

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  • Thank you, that works great.
    – Adam
    Commented May 8, 2023 at 12:55
  • @Adam With a bit more work with cleverref or hyperref, you can also get the Item~ part to appear.
    – Teepeemm
    Commented May 8, 2023 at 13:47
  • @Teepeemm Thank you.
    – Adam
    Commented May 8, 2023 at 14:13

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