# [Tugindia] Want help in creating counters

Radhakrishnan CV cvr at river-valley.org
Tue Jul 13 10:19:04 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 7:05 PM, Kannan Moudgalya <kannan at iitb.ac.in> wrote:
>
> Radhakrishnan CV wrote:
>>
>> I am slightly confused about the TOC requirements. Can you please send
>> me a small example file off list to me? That will be very helpful to
>> understand the issues involved.
>
> If I build the table of contents for the document that you sent in your
> previous mail, the sections numbers appear as 1 and 2.  In their place, I
> want string 1 and string 2, created through the command \curlabel.

Ah, you need to include the redefinition of the counter in the
definition of \curlabel. Please see below:

% --------- Begin -----------

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{times,lipsum}

\makeatletter
\def\curlabel#1{\def\thesection{#1}\def\@currentlabel{#1}}
\makeatother

% But this has the drawback of including \thesection in a hard way into
% \curlabel. You need to parametrize this too, if you want to use it for
% other environents as well.  That is why, I asked for a minimal
% example, so that we can design the macro in a crafty way.

\begin{document}

\tableofcontents

\curlabel{One}
\section{This is first section}
\label{sec1}

\lipsum[1]

Testing cross reference: \ref{sec2}. Name ref: \nameref{sec2}.

\clearpage

\curlabel{Two}
\section{This is second section}
\label{sec2}
\lipsum[2]
\ref{sec1}.

\end{document}

% --------- End -------------

> Thanks a lot for your help.  Regards.

Welcome, Sir.

Best regards
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