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Subsection notation in LaTeX

  1. Dec 19, 2012 #1
    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
     
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  3. Dec 19, 2012 #2

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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:
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    \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.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2012 #3

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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.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2012 #4
    Makes perfect sense, thank you.
     
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