## LaTeX forum ⇒ Page Layout ⇒ How do create section numbering using a, b, c etc instead of numbers?

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mcsentas
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### How do create section numbering using a, b, c etc instead of numbers?

How do create section numbering using a, b, c etc instead of numbers?

\section{Chapter} -- Appears a 1.

\subsection{My sub chapter} --Appears as 1.a 1.b etc

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Johannes_B
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Well, to begin with, a section is a section, not a chapter. \chapter{Chapter title} would produce a chapter.

You can probably use \renewcommand{\thesection}{\alph{section}}
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Stefan Kottwitz
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If you really use \section for chapters (low profile chapters in a shorter document), then this would be a way:

\documentclass{article}\usepackage{chngcntr}\counterwithin*{subsection}{section}\renewcommand{\thesubsection}{\thesection.\alph{subsection}}\begin{document}\tableofcontents\section{Chapter}\subsection{My sub chapter}\section{Another Chapter}\subsection{First sub chapter}\subsection{Second sub chapter}\end{document}

Stefan