# Subsection notation in LaTeX

by Juggler123
Tags: latex
 P: 80 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'? Thanks
 Mentor P: 5,181 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.
 Mentor P: 5,181 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.
P: 80

## Subsection notation in LaTeX

Makes perfect sense, thank you.

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