Everything LaTeX numbers for you has a counter associated with it. The name of the counter is often the same as the name of the environment or command associated with the number, except that the counter’s name has no backslash
\. Thus, associated with the
\chapter command is the
chapter counter that keeps track of the chapter number.
Below is a list of the counters used in LaTeX’s standard document classes to control numbering.
part paragraph figure enumi chapter subparagraph table enumii section page footnote enumiii subsection equation mpfootnote enumiv subsubsection
mpfootnote counter is used by the
\footnote command inside of a minipage (see minipage). The counters
enumiv are used in the
enumerate environment, for up to four levels of nesting (see enumerate).
Counters can have any integer value but they are typically positive.
New counters are created with
\newcounter. See \newcounter.
|• \alph \Alph \arabic \roman \Roman \fnsymbol||Print value of a counter.|
|• \usecounter||Use a specified counter in a list environment.|
|• \value||Use the value of a counter in an expression.|
|• \setcounter||Set the value of a counter.|
|• \addtocounter||Add a quantity to a counter.|
|• \refstepcounter||Add to a counter.|
|• \stepcounter||Add to a counter, resetting subsidiary counters.|
|• \day & \month & \year||Numeric date values.|
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