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Questions tagged [cross-referencing]

{cross-referencing} is about making connections from a point in a document to related information elsewhere, usually within the same document. Standard commands are \label and \ref. For questions about citing or bibliographies, use {bibliographies} instead.

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Why does an environment's label have to appear after the caption?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithm} \begin{document} \setcounter{section}{54} \section{A section with no label} \begin{algorithm} \label{myalg} \caption{An algorithm with the label `myalg'....
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Understanding how references and labels work

I'm trying to understand why I cannot effectively reference figures or equations that I have defined with labels. For example: \begin{figure} \label{fig:area_Treasuries} \caption{Treasuries as a ...
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Separate labels in cases

As much as I have tried, it doesn't seem possible to use separate labels when using a casesconstruction (from the amsmath package). Ideally, I would like to be able to write something like \...
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subcaption vs. subfig: Best package for referencing a subfigure

On this question, a comment by Martin H says: that one should forget about the subfigure and subfig packages and use subcaption. As subfig replaces subfigure, no argument there. I am currently using ...
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Cross-reference packages: which to use, which conflict?

Inspired by my earlier question Theorem packages: which to use, which conflict?, here is another similar question. There are many different packages for making cross references. Among them hyperref, ...
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Cross-referencing between different files

I want to cross-reference between different .tex files, just because I want to put every chapters separately. Let's say in file chapterI.tex I have \label{a} and I want to access this in file ...
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Reference different places to the same footnote

For example, I want to make footnotes both at Sentence 1 and Sentence 2 (which are on the same page) to the same footnote. Wikipedia's "References" have this effect.
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Does hyperref work between two files?

Can I create a link from one file into another one. So that when the resulting pdf files are in the same directory the link takes me from one to the other? Does another package do that? Added on 1/20/...
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Label and caption without float

I’d like to have an environment that works much like a float, except that it doesn’t float. That is, in fact, I’d like to be able to define an environment that has a label and a caption. I ...
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How do I repeat a theorem number?

Often in my papers I want to mention theorems in the introduction that are introduced in more detail and proved in a later section. I'd like to include the statement of these theorems twice over, ...
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Changing the appearance of equation numbers with amsmath

For equations in my document, I use the facilities of the amsmath package. In order to make the equation numbers more eye-catching, I want them to be in boldface and a little bit indented to the ...
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How to make clickable links and cross-references in pdfs produced by LaTeX?

How can I make things link url references, my index, table of contents, and cross references clickable links in documents produced by LaTeX? I generally use pdflatex to produce my documents.
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Automatically inserting “Section”, “Subsection”, etc

Is there a package that automatically inserts the ToC level of the reference I inserted? Section 1.1 \label{a} Subsection 1.1.1 \label{b} Subsection 1.1.2 \label{c} So that the text: Blah \...
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How do I number equations only if they are referred to in the text?

I have a paper where all equations are numbered, but I want to number equations only if they are actually referred to in the .tex file using \ref{}. How can I make that happen? Alternatively, how can ...
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How to get more complete references

Sometimes when I work I write something like \begin{proposition} \label{my new result} ... \end{proposition} ... blah blah in Proposition \ref{my new result} blah... but then I realize that the ...
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Where to put the \label on a figure environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does an environment’s label have to appear after the caption? I noticed that when I put the \label command before the \caption command in a figure environment, I get wrong ...
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Label equation with a symbol

I would like to label an equation with an arbitrary symbol, rather than a number, or letter. Is this possible?
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Numbered examples in linguistics that I can refer back to

I do linguistics and I'm looking for a way to enumerate language examples that lets me reference to them in the text. (1) This is an example. Sentence \ref{...} provides a good example of ...
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how to get the current chapter name, section name, subsection name, etc?

How can one get the current name of the following: Chapter, Section, Subsection(s), frame, label, mdframed?
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Document requiring infinitely many compiler passes?

It is an unfortunate reality that one must compile a LaTeX file several times in order to get all labels and citations correct. As far as I know, one should go on compiling as long as TeX warns that ...
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How to make \hl (highlighting) to automatically place incompatible commands in \mbox?

The soul package provides a useful command \hl for highlighting text. However, \cite, \ref, and some other commands (maybe equations too) must be placed within an \mbox in order for \hl to work ...
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Get current “section” name without label

Update: I accepted the solution provided by Heiko Oberdiek, because that was doing exactly what I asked. When interested only in the chapter name, egreg's solution works fine. However, to get it ...
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Show graph of references inside a document

I have quite a lot of labels and references (around 250 labels, 600 references to those) in my document. As I need to re-arrange parts of the document, I'd like to know which labels are referenced ...
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Difference between ref, varioref and cleveref. Decision for a thesis

How can one make a quick decision what the best "ref" for a thesis in pdflatex with hyperref is? After a few hours reading I do not know more than ref is used by everyone who does not know about the ...
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\pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink

I started using showkeys in one of my documents and see this error \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink A bit of google suggests that this "happens when hyperref is ...
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Reference to a figure uses the section's number

One of my sections seems to be using the section number rather than the appropriate figure number for \ref's that point to figures. (Theorems and the like work fine.) As far as I can tell, there's ...
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Adding parentheses around subfig references

Say I have a figure with two subfloats inserted using the subfig package. When I reference them with \ref{myLabel} I get this Figure 3.5a and 3.5b. But what I want is this: Figure 3.5(a) and ...
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custom counter and cross-referencing

I created a custom counter 'rtaskno' and a command '\rtask' as following: \newcounter{rtaskno} \newcommand{\rtask}{% \stepcounter{rtaskno}% \thertaskno} I like to use them as following: \...
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Incorrect target of \label link produced by hyperref

In the following code, the command \label{my} appears on page 4, as well \pageref{my} says "4", but the hyperlink points to the page one. Why is that? \documentclass{book} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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Why should I put a ~ before \ref or \cite?

My question is in the title of this post, but extends to other referencing commands like \eqref, \citep, \citet (and the like) as well.
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Get the title instead of the number of a referenced chapter/section?

In my document I am referencing a section, e.g. \section{My Section}\label{test} Also see section\ref{test} This gives me, e.g. Also see section 1 but what I want is: Also see section My ...
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How to reference equations using letters and numbers

Sometimes it is convenient to refer to a group of equations by a letter and a number. For example: 2+1 (A1) 2+4 (A2) x^4 (B3) x^e (B4) Placing \tag{A\theequation}\label{eqn:thisone}\...
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Reference name of description list item in LaTeX

(Repost from Stack Overflow) I'd like to refer to a description list item by name instead of number. To that effect, I've added labels to each item, but when referencing them I only get the name of ...
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Usage of table/figures shown in caption

Is there a way to add the usage of a table/reference in the caption of the reference/table in LaTeX? For example: \begin{table} \begin{tabular}{ll} \textbf{Name} & \textbf{Description} \\...
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Enumerate after \label

I have the following code: \usepackage{hyperref} \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem} \begin{thm} \label{mythm} \begin{enumerate} \item \end{enumerate} \end{thm} \ref{mythm} The ref prints the ...
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How to use \pageref{foo} as a number?

What I want to do is to show a "progress bar" in the header to show how far you are in the document, by making a rule with width pagenumber divided by total pages times the paper width. This is what ...
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Printing labels along with equation numbers

Working with documents with huge amount of equations it becomes cumbersome to go back and remind yourself what you labeled a certain equation to (I try to name them in a smart way, but there are too ...
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Cleveref with counters with same name

I am trying to use the cleveref package. I have the following counters defined (hopefully this is the right way to do it!) \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem}[section] \newtheorem{lemma}[thm]{Lemma} \...
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How to reference the page of a figure?

Is it possible to make a reference to the page where a figure is rendered? I would like to write something like see figure~\ref{figure-xyz} on page NN where NN will automatically be maintained by ...
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\nameref — How to display section name AND its number

Is it possible to make \nameref display not only the title of the section but also its number? \section{First Section} \label{sec:some_sec} \subsection*{Unnumbered subsection} \label{sec:subsec} [.....
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Making refcheck work with cleveref

It seems that refcheck does not recognize references made by cleveref: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{cleveref} \usepackage{refcheck} \begin{document} \begin{align} a &...
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Including sections of source code as a listing, while being robust to source code edits

Is there a way to input particular sections of source code using \lstinputlisting (from the listings package) in a flexible way? It's possible to use the firstline and lastline options to input ...
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Refer to a node in tikz that will be defined “in the future” (two passes)?

I have devised a small couple of commands to have a nice "callout thing" for my notes; please consider the following MWE (the problem is also explained there): \documentclass{book} \usepackage{tikz}...
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Referencing to “above” or “below”?

I would like to know if it is good practice, and if so how it can be achieved, to make references like: "as mentioned above...". Or am I going too far and should just type the word? I've read ...
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referencing labels from other files [duplicate]

Sometimes I want to refer (using \ref) a \label from some other tex file. What is the right way to do it? (It's, of course, possible to \include all files in one and then use \includeonly — but it ...
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Extended draft mode which includes source information for manual print-out to source synchronisation

I'm looking for a kind of extended draft mode which places the source code position of paragraphs, sectioning commands and figures etc. as marginpars or similar in the PDF, so that they appear on a ...
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Impact of hyperref, when varioref and cleveref are used

I think I may have found a bug in either hyperref, cleverefoder varioref but can't determine the details any further. If do not load hyperref in the following example, the result is fine. \...
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Replace unknown reference (?) with the tag from \ref or \cite

While working on a document, it would be helpful if instead of a ? for unresolved references or citations the tag used in the \ref{thisthings} or \cite{Bloke1978} could appear instead. Is there a ...
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Is there a software in Ubuntu that can analyse the cross references (theorems, lemmas, equations, etc.) in a tex project?

There are some software to analyse the cross references among codes (Java or C++). I used to use a software for code analysis under Windows many years before. But I can't remember the name. On linux, ...
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What does the hyperref option hypertexnames do?

The Manual of hyperref states that hypertexnames: use guessable names for links. What does this mean? What are the consequences of using this option?