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Re: automatic numbering and referencing

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  • Subject: [mg12757] Re: [mg12745] automatic numbering and referencing
  • From: Carl Woll <carlw at>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 03:04:17 -0400
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Hi Don,

For references, you should use cell tags as follows. Select the cell
which you want to reference. Then select from the menu

Find | Add/Remove Cell Tags

which brings up the Cell Tag dialog box. Give the cell a useful name and
close the dialog box. Next, when you want to reference the cell, select
from the menu

Input | Create Automatic Numbering Object

which brings up the Create CounterBox dialog. Select the appropriate
counter type, and pick the appropriate cell tag (you will also have to
select the option "The first cell with the tag:"). 

A very nice tutorial on this subject by P.J. Hinton can be found at the
web site

Carl Woll
Dept of Physics
U of Washington

On Fri, 5 Jun 1998, -don. wrote:

> Hello all,
> first off, if anyone wants to learn how to implement automatic numbering
> in a single quick lesson, see H. Burke Jenson's web site :
> which was of
> tremendous value to me....
> now that i'm able to number sections, chapters, equations, etc. w/ ease,
> the next
> problem to arise is the ability to reference that number elsewhere in
> the text.
> (e.g. "we see from equation (12) that...").  this needs to be done in
> such a way that
> if an equation is inserted before the one being referenced, so that the
> referenced 
> equation becomes number (13), then the reference to it will also change.
> in the above mentioned web site, he states this can be accomplished by
> the  ambitious by using the functions CounterLabel and CounterReference
> which  he says "don't quitework yet".  There is no reference to these
> in any documentation.
> anyone here know how to accomplish this task -- with or without the
> above  functions?
> responses either here or to dexter at mucho appreciated.
> -don.

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