Suppose I have several sections in my document. How may I cross-reference to a section so that it is updated if I make more sections?

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    See section 2.8 of lshort for the basics; please make your question more specific.
    – lockstep
    Feb 3, 2013 at 15:11

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Just create a label for the referenced section(s), and then refer to it (them) from anywhere else. LaTeX will automatically change the references if new sections are added. E.g.,

\section{The Referred Section}
\label{sec:mysectionlabel} % or whatever unique label you wish to use

% ... 

\section{Another Section}
\label{sec:anotherseclabel}  % only if you need to refer to this one also

As we mentioned in \S \ref{sec:mysectionlabel} above, ...

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