Questions tagged [sectioning]

{sectioning} is about commands like \chapter or \section forming the logical structure of documents. For questions specifically about {parts}, {chapters} or lower-level commands ({sections-paragraphs}), add the respective tag to the more general {sectioning}. A popular package is {titlesec}.

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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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Where can I find help files or documentation for commands like \@startsection for LaTeX?

I can't find official documentation for the \@startsection command. I already looked in: LaTeX Wikibook LaTeX: Structured document for TEX, 2008 beginLatex — a book that comes with ProTeX in the ...
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How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with?

Often floats may land quite a bit later in the document than the point they are created, sometimes after a section break. Is there a way to force a new section to start on a new page, after any ...
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Creating unnumbered 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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No indent in the first paragraph in a section?

I am just curious that the following format looks good to you or not? The preamble I used is just \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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Space before chapters and contents

I am using LaTeX to write my dissertation, and I have realised that on the table of contents and on every chapter page, LaTeX leaves a lot of empty space. What I mean is that lets say in the page ...
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How can I display a short chapter name in the header and a long chapter name in the ToC?

I am writing a book and one of my chapters has a very long title. As it can't be displayed correctly on the top of even pages, I provide a "short title name" via the \chapter[short title]{long title}...
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How to add an extra level of sections with headings below \subsubsection

I have a document which requires many levels of sectioning. I have sections, subsections and subsubsections, but require one more level below that. I can't change the sections to be parts and move ...
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Start new chapter on same page

I am using report document class. When I create a new chapter, it starts it on a new blank page in which only the chapter name appears. I want to be able to start new chapters on the same page as the ...
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How to add a dot after the section number?

I wonder is there any way to change the format of section numbering from 1.1 to 1.1. ? I know this is trivial, but I really need to add one more dot after the section number. Does anybody know how to ...
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Incompatibilities between KOMA-Script and titlesec

This is a complementary question to About memoir and titlesec incompatibility. The titlesec manual states (p. 2) that the package [...] works with the standard classes and with many others, ...
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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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How to set the font for a \section title (and chapter etc)

How do I specify the fonts, and general font size, for the titles, chapters and sections in my document Update: I can see how my question is confusing. I use \section and \chapter etc. to organise ...
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Fancy chapter headings

I'm searching for nice predefined chapter headings. I've found the fncychap package, and seen that memoir has quite a few, too. Do you know other packages that provide predefined fancy chapter styles?...
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Change size of section, subsection, subsubsection, paragraph and subparagraph title

I would like to increase the size of pretty much every headlines, so that it is more prominent than the normal text. I read about the titlesec package, but can't seem to find good example how to use ...
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How to decrease spacing before chapter title?

I want to decrease the vertical space between the top of the page and the chapter heading. I have tried to follow the instructions for titlesec but I am not successful. I have tried the following two ...
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How can I indent the paragraphs which follow a heading?

I am trying to write a text where the first line of each paragraph has an indent(tab). But for some reason, in a chapter or a section or subsection, except the first paragraph, the rest of the ...
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Overfull box and broken pagination with page that contains only section headings

I'm working on a large document in Emacs (23.2.1) org-mode (7.8.06) which I export to LaTeX. At present, the outline/structure of the document has been created, but not any of the content. The LaTeX ...
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How to avoid splitting tables between sections

I have 5 tables and a section after them. After creation of an output file I have two tables on one page, then a section and last 3 tables on next page. What I want to achieve is to put tables and ...
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Fancyhdr does not apply same header/footer on chapter and non-chapter pages

I have a problem with the fancy package: I use the report documentclass and I have a chapter, a lot of text and then a new page starting with a section (or the next page has no chapter starting on ...
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About memoir and titlesec incompatibility

In page 2 of the titlesec documentation, Javier Bezos writes titlesec works with the standard classes and with many others, including the AMS ones, and it runs smoothly with hyperref. ...
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Redefining commands in LaTeX (\section in particular)

A few days ago I asked a question about how to redefine the \section command to be able to write content just after the head of the section with no line breaking: Redefining \section command (I ...
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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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Making the bibliography appear in the table of contents

I need to make my (BibTeX) references section appear in the table of contents of my LaTeX document (documentclass: article), with section numbering too. My approach until now has been making a new ...
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Start new page with each section

I would like to start each section on a new page. Is adding the following to my preamble this the preferred method, or a hack? \let\stdsection\section \renewcommand\section{\newpage\stdsection}
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Change section fonts

I am trying to emulate MS Word 2010 functionality with LaTeX since I am fed up with word. I am using TexShop, and I have been able to set the main font to Calibri through the use of XeTeX. How do I ...
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Formatting section titles

Forgive the stupid simplicity of this question, and please feel free to refer me to an older answer. I'm not quite familiar enough with LaTeX terminology to have found it. All I want to do is set a ...
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How to change the chapter number to display as text (One, Two, ...)?

In LaTeX, how do I change the chapter number to display as text? eg: CHAPTER ONE not CHAPTER 1; CHAPTER THIRTEEN not CHAPTER 13.
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Re-displaying section headings after page-breaks

I'd like to automatically repeat section headings after a page break. My naive attempt at doing this is to check the page counter and print the extra text whenever the counter increments: \newcounter{...
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How to format the chapter heading?

How can I change the chapter heading of the book class to typeset centered chapter names as shown in the image above?
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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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More section headings?

I am a novice in LaTeX and I have one question. Can someone tell me what if you want more heading's in LaTeX. Like 5 or 10 or even 15. Is there a package for that?
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paragraph style - how to force line break? \paragraph{} \\ - make paragraph a header?

I want to format paragraph to work as a regular title \paragraph{title} text goes here output of that is: title text goes here how can I change the output to force line break and use the usal ...
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Footnote in sub-section title

Trying to put a footnote in subsection title: \subsection{Effect of Lateral Confinement on SW Band Structure\footnote{Parts of this sub--section are based on \citet{Venkat2013}}} produces the ...
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Chapter title in header too long

How can I format the header on every page displaying the title of the current chapter? In one of my chapters the title is too long so it is running out of the page. Here's a minimal example of my ...
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Avoiding page breaks shortly after section/subsection headings

By default, LaTeX allows a page break after the first two lines of paragraphs following section/subsection headings. How can I enlarge this minimum to, say, three lines or 10 percent of the value of \...
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\section{} results in 0.1, not in 1.0

I'm having a bit of trouble with section numbering. When I use \section{} it starts at 0.1 rather than 1.0. Here's my preamble: \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage[...
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Resetting theorem counters: \section and (missing) \subsection

Suppose I define a new theorem "Theorem" and declare that its counter should be reset whenever the subsection counter is incremented or reset: \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[subsection] At some point ...
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Why doesn't \pagestyle{empty} work on the first page of a chapter?

Here's a minimal case of the problem: \documentclass{book} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \chapter{The first} This page has a page number\ldots \newpage \ldots but not this one. \end{...
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Giving headlines a background color spanning across the entire typearea

I posted this at stackoverflow and got redirected here. This does indeed look like a better place to ask. I would like to decorate my headlines (section, subsection, etc.) by adding a background ...
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Spacing before and after section titles

I know this subject has been mentioned before, but I'm still having a problem in creating a space under a section title. I used the titlesec package and then tried using the command \titlespacing{\...
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Chapter formatting

I use report document class and the thing is that I would like to remove Chapter x phrase, add chapter number before chapter title and remove blank place between chapter name and top of page. For ...
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KOMA-Script: change font of sectioning headings to serif

How to change the default KOMA-Script font that is used for chapter/section headings etc. to the Computer Modern font that is used in text body?
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Keep chapter number of chapters inserted with \include

Okay, I've puzzled over this for a while and I can't work it out. I have a document with several chapters, using the memoir class. I've separated each chapter into separate files, and I'm including ...
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Reducing spacing after headings

I've searched many sites but I couldn't get any answer. Here is this mystical question: How can i reduce the spacing after headings? Here is my code. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \...
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How to place a shaded box around a section label and name

In working with a publisher, I need to format section headings like this (using ASCII art): +-----+-------------------------------------+ | 1.2 | Section name | +-----+---------...
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Equations in section heading/title

For reasons that are beyond me, the following MWE \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{classicthesis-ldpkg} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \section{The values of $\beta$ for ...
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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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Reset section numbering between unnumbered chapters

The document I'm writing using report class has 2 unnumbered chapters. The sections of the 2nd chapter are numbered following the numbering of the sections of the 1st chapter, like this: MY FIRST ...
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Linking the section text to the TOC

I'd like the section headings in running text to link to their "line" in the Table of Contents so as to get "two-way" navigation, eg: a user looks in the Table of Contents for a section title, jumps ...

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