I have use enumerator before, that is good when it comes to numbering with letters after your initial number such as 2a, 2b etc. But now I have problem where I want to number my questions 2.1.1, 2.1.2. I tried to use the enumerator

\textbf{Question 2.1}\\


But this gives me error, what would it the best way to handle this situation.

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    Could you provide a complete MWE? Is 'Question' some kind of environment? In general, you should never hard code enumerations in LaTeX, and let it handle them using counters
    – cmhughes
    Feb 15, 2013 at 16:48

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You can do this with the list environment fairly easily

Below is lifted from http://www.maa.org/latex/ltx-260.html



\item $f(x)=x^2$ Find $f'(x)$
\item What is an antiderivative of $f(x)=x^2$

I do however agree it is bad form to hard code numbering of questions. But if you're just making your own exams I could see why you might do this.

  • This answer cannot be correct. Either it is not what OP asks for, or this is a solution that is systematically mis-conceptual and should never be advised.
    – yo'
    Feb 15, 2013 at 17:20

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