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Subsection notation in LaTeX

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Juggler123
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Dec19-12, 11:01 AM
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So to write 'in section 2' I would say 'in \S 2'

for 'in subsection 4.2' would I then say 'in \S\S 4.2'?

or just 'in \S 4.2'?

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Dec19-12, 11:53 AM
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You're much better off doing something like this so that you don't have to keep track of the numbering yourself:
\section Stuff

\subsection additional stuff
\label{sec:stuff}

A whole bunch of text and possibly additional sections follow here. 

Now, referring back to \S \ref{sec:stuff}, we see that there is a great deal of stuff in it.
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Ah, but your question seems to be more about the *notation* used to indicate sections. To answer your question, I think you would use only ONE \S symbol, even for a subsection. Two symbols : \S\S is use to refer to *multiple* sections. E.g. You might say something like: \S\S 4.2-4.6. It's the equivalent of writing p. 46 to indicate a particular page and pp.46-63 to indicate a range of pages.

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Dec19-12, 12:36 PM
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Subsection notation in LaTeX

Makes perfect sense, thank you.


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