# [texhax] Problem with number within

Jeff Barnett jbbrus at comcast.net
Fri May 11 22:17:38 CEST 2012

On 5/11/2012 2:01 PM, Jeff Barnett wrote:
> On 5/11/2012 1:06 PM, Michael Barr wrote:
>> If you compile the following sample
>> \documentclass{article}
>> \begin{document}
>> \section{one}
>>  \subsubsection{A subsubsection}
>> \section{two}
>>  \subsubsection{A subsubsection}
>> \end{document}
>>
>> you will see that the first subsubsection is correctly named 1.0.1,
>> but the second is called 2.0.2 instead of the expected 2.0.1.  Now I
>> don't know why one would want a subsubsection with no subsection, but
>> one of the contributors to the online journal whose class files I
>> from the line
>> \newcounter {subsubsection}[subsection]
>>
>> Michael Barr
>>
> The Section counter, when incremented, resets the Subsection counter;
> Subsection when it is incremented/reset resets the Subsubsection
> counter but it must be used for the effect to take place; etc. In your
> example, Subsection doesn't appear so the chain is broken.
Sorry I said that wrong - didn't read carefully before sending. Here's
try 2:

The Section counter, when incremented, resets the Subsection counter;
Subsection when it is incremented resets the Subsubsection counter, etc.
Subsection doesn't appear in your example so, while it is reset, it is
never incremented and, therefore,  the chain is broken and Subsubsection
isn't reset.
-- Jeff Barnett