The main point of writing a text is to convey ideas, information, or knowledge to the reader. The reader will understand the text better if these ideas are well-structured, and will see and feel this structure much better if the typographical form reflects the logical and semantic structure of the content. LaTeX is different from other typesetting systems in that you just have to tell it the logical and semantical structure of a text.
If you write long reports, manuals, books, theses and so on, it's standard practice to add tables of contents perhaps also tables of figures and tables of tables too and depending on the type of document you may require an index too. LaTeX has all the facilities for these classic requirements and this tutorial will guide you through them. A table of contents typically sits at the beginning of a large manuscript and lists all the chapters and sections within along with a page number.
If you want to adjust your table of contents to add or remove different entries, there are different means for doing either one of these. If you have a section that you don't want placed in your table of contents AND you don't want that section actually numbered in your document, you can simply use an asterik in your section heading. Here is an example:.
For starters, page numbers will appear on all pages which have a page style of plainheadings or myheadings ie: anything other than empty. By default, page numbers start from the first page often the title page and are displayed in arabic numbers ie: 1, 2, 3 …. Note that this can result in duplicate page numbers. So, time for an example.
Version: 2. The secnumdepth counter setting in the typesetting specification determines which division headings are automatically numbered. The value of the counter specifies the lowest division level that is numbered.
Search Reed Search. Search the Help Desk Search. While writing your document, you will probably find that there are some areas where basic LaTeX cannot solve your problem.
LyX documentation. Suppose you want to have some pages without pagination e. Note that you might eventually need to reset the pagestyle on that page to get a page number, e. See unfloating figure on empty page.
You can also combine several numbering styles in a single document, this article explains how. Open an example in ShareLaTeX. There are several numbering styles, at the introduction the lower-case Roman numerals were presented, let's see a second example:.