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{numbering} is about numbering document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what should be numbered (or have its number removed). For {page-numbering} or {line-numbering}, use the respective tag instead.

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How can I make an enumerate list start at something other than 1?

Sometimes, I want to have enumerate lists in LaTeX start at other than the first value (1, a, i, etc.) How can I make an enumerate list start at an arbitrary value?
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How do I change the `enumerate` list format to use letters instead of the default Arabic numerals?

I've seen documentation whereby an \alph command is put around the \begin{enumerate} somewhere, but I'm not entirely sure how that operates...
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What's the quickest way to write "2nd" "3rd" etc in LaTeX?

If I want to use abbreviations for second, third and so on in my LaTeX documents, I am currently doing this: 2$^{nd}$ which seems unsatisfactory. Is there a macro I'm missing? I'm sure I could define ...
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Symbols instead of numbers as footnote markers

How can I make LaTeX use symbols (*, †, ‡, and so on) instead of numbers to mark footnotes? (The numbers are confusing because I use superscripted numbers for citations.)
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Continuous v. per-chapter/section numbering of figures, tables, and other document elements

Some document elements (e.g., figures in the book class) are numbered per chapter (figure 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, ...). How can I achieve continuous numbering (figure 1, 2, 3, ...)? And vice versa: Some ...
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How to get only one vertically centered equation number in align environment with two equations

What I have are two equations with align and I want one single equation number to refer to this system of equations. To illustrate, I have \begin{align} dr_t &= \kappa ( \theta - r_t ) dt + \...
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How do I turn off equation auto numbering

I have an equation like this: \begin{align} P(A \cup B) = \sum_{\omega \in A \cup B} P(\omega) = \sum_{\omega \in A} P(\omega) + \sum_{\omega \in B} P(\omega) = P(A) + P(B) \end{...
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enumerate tag using the alphabet instead of numbers [duplicate]

The default behaviour for the \begin{enumerate}tag is to sequentially list the items given by \item over the numbers {1, 2, 3, 4, ...}. Is it possible to change this to the alphabet {a, b, c, d, ...}...
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align* but show one equation number at the end

I am using align*, but I still need an equation number. I know one solution is to use align and add \nonumber to all lines but the last. Is there a 'lazy' way to do it? I searched a little and found ...
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Creating unnumbered parts/chapters/sections (plus adding them to the ToC and/or header)

I'm using the report document class for a thesis, and I need to add things like "Acknowledgements" and an "Introduction". I noticed that there is an \abstract command which would have been wonderful ...
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How to change the numbering of \part, \chapter, \section, ... to alphabetical, Roman numbers, etc

I'm fairly new to LaTeX and I want to know how to change the way sections are numbered by default. I use LyX, and there it is relatively simple to change the way an enumeration is numbered, i.e. 1 ...
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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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Adding unnumbered sections to TOC

I have many unnumbered sections in my report (more than 100), all created with: \section*{section name} I want to find a way to easily add them all to the TOC (specifically to a minitoc). Since I ...
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Change figure numbering for appendix

I want to "reset" the figure counting in my document when the appendix starts, and follow a different pattern than 1, 2, 3... Specifically, I want figures in the appendix to start with A.1, A.2 onward,...
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Theorem without numbering

Is it possible to have single theorems without numbering? I would like to be able to switch them off individually with asterisk-* or have a nono-theorem environment. \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem} \...
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Defining commands/abbreviations that contain numbers

I tend to use \newcommand to define macros for symbols I use often, e.g. \newcommand{\hankel}{H^{(1)}_0}. One inconvenience of this approach is the fact that command names cannot include numbers. ...
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How to show subsubsections and paragraphs in TOC?

So we have something like: \documentclass{article} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{2} \setcounter{tocdepth}{2} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \section{Brushless Motor Fundamentals}...
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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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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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Beamer: \nonumber equivalent for slides?

Is there an equivalent command to \nonumber when one doesn't want to include certain slides in the numbering? I would like to leave outline and title slides out of my numbering, and instead just ...
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Continuous footnote numbering

I would like footnote numbering to continue over pages and chapters. In my document it's reset every chapter. I'm using the report documentclass.
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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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Beamer Presentation: Figure has no number?

I am giving a presentation and therefore I am using the beamer class. I have included some figures and it works, but there is no number after "Figure". My code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{...
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Something like \enumerate, but with custom numbers at each \item

I'm doing homework from a particular book, and each question is numbered after the page number and the question number. For example 52.2, 52.9, 53.13, etc. (Note that they are not sequential.) How do ...
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Getting section numbering to start at 0

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{tocloft} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \thispagestyle{empty} \...
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Theorem/Definition/Lemma problem --- Numbering

I am trying to work on the numbering of the theorems/definitions/lemmas etc., and I have some problems with the numbering. I would like the theorems, propositions, corollarys, definitions, ...
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repeating an equation and getting the same equation number?

Let's say I have written an equation in my paper and numbered it: y = a + bx (1) Then, later in the paper, I want to remind the reader by showing the same equation with the same equation number. ...
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Section numbering without numbers

I want to add a section without a number, but \section* also excludes it from the numbering, so if there is this \section*{Section 1} \subsection{Subsection} \subsection{Subsection 2} \section*{...
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Numbering appendices by letter instead of number

I'm trying to get a hold of numbering the letter of the appendices. This is how it looks now: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twoside]{article} % PACKAGES \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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Change the type of equation numbering in document class article [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Continuous v. per-chapter/section numbering of figures, tables, and other document elements I have written my thesis in document class 'article' (don't ask me why). Now I want ...
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Custom theorem numbering

This one should be easy for the gurus… Suppose I want to define a theorem environment which has a custom numbering scheme. That is, instead of being numbered according to some counter, it is numbered ...
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Nested enumeration numbering

I write homework assignments in LaTex and the assignments are always divided into subparts (i.e. Problem 1 is divided into 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, ...). Currently what I do is I have nested enumerations, but ...
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Turn on subsection numbering in memoir

It seems that the memoir class automatically avoids numbering subsection headings. Chapter and section titles are numbered, but subsection headings contain only the subsection name, and are not ...
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Beamer frame numbering in appendix

I have a beamer presentation in which I have some additional slides in an appendix. The additional slides are only there in case someone asks a specific question; I won't necessarily have to use any ...
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Sections indexed with numbers, subsections with letters

Is it possible to set the environment in such a way that sections are indexed with numbers, and subsections with letters? I mean, I'd like to have the following result: 1 First section 1.a First ...
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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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How to display numbers using comma as a thousands separator?

I want numbers like 5.5 million to be displayed using a comma as a thousands separator as "5,500,000". Is there a way to do this automatically, without having to manually put commas?
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\footnotetext numbering for many \footnotemark - automatic solution

\documentclass{report} \begin{document} Text\footnote{text1} Text\footnote{text2} \vbox{% \begin{itemize} \item X\footnotemark{} \item Y\footnotemark{} \item Z\footnotemark{} \end{itemize} } \...
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footnote counter, would like to restart from '1' each page

I would like the footnote counter to automatically restart from '1' for each page of my document.
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How to number slides with an increasing number of digits of pi?

How to number frames with an increasing number of digits of pi? Illustrative, I want the frame numbers to be like 3 (on the first slide) 3.1 (on the second slide) 3.14 (on the third slide) ... and ...
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Table numbering mismatch in caption and in text

I have created 2 tables in my LaTeX document: \begin{table}[hb] \centering \begin{tabular}{|c|c|r|} \hline ... not important... \end{tabular} \label{tab:2} \caption{Določanje prioritet mojstrov ...
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Automatic table row numbers

Is there any way to get automatic row numbers in table? For example, if I define table contents as \begin{tabular} % black magic column definition \rownumber & foo\\ \rownumber & bar\\ ...
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How to remove chapter numbering without removing it from table of contents

It seems I have spent two days trying to find out the solution to my problem. I have just finished typing my M.Sc thesis using Latex (MIKTEX 2.9). Unfortunately, all my chapters begin with the chapter ...
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One chapter without numeration

How can I make one chapter (Introduction) without number? I have: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{mwrep} \chapter{Introduction} \chapter{Chapter 1} \chapter{Chapter 2} In ToC I have: ...
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Increment the section number with 1, not 0.1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Section numbering I'm happy with the logical layout of my document, but the section numbering is bugging me. I'd like the first section (the introduction) to be 1, not 1.1. ...
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Numbering tables A1, A2, etc in Latex

I have main tables and appendix tables in my paper. I would like to number the appendix tables "A1", "A2", "A3", etc OR, at the very least, re-start the table numbering at 1 in the appendix. Any ...
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Reset equation numbering after each section

I would like to reset equation numbering after each section or subsection. Right now I use \setcounter{equation}{0} I saw in another page you could also reset it by adding the following line to the ...
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How to split a latex document using parts and chapters

I'm trying to make a PDF document, using the book class, divided like this: Part: 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Etc. Part: 2 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Etc. How do I do this without the break in page ...
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Automatically assign a number to every paragraph

I would like to add a marginal number (don't know the right term; in german „Randnummer“) to every paragraph of text I write. I don't see any other solution, than to write every single number manually ...
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How to number and cross-reference \subsubsection-level headers

I'm trying to cross-reference 2 subsubsections from my document. My structure is like: \chapter{something} \section{1.1} \subsection{1.1.2} \subsubsection{Number 1} \label{sssec:num1} \subsubsection{...
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