Autonumbering for Journal Articles? Sections + Subsections?

Hi everyone,

I’m trying to set up my default section layouts to make for as easy as possible compiling to a humanities journal article format. What I would like to be able to do is for all sections, is to have a bulleted number “1” and for all sub-sections, repeat the section number and add in a subsection number “1.1”, 1.2 1.3 and so on. I tried to do this by adding <$n>. as a prefix to my title options for sections, and <$n>.<$sn> for subsections. The issue I have run into, however, is that my numbering gets messed up for sections following subsections (the <$n>. resets before it needs to in the subsection heading.) Any suggestions on what I can do to produce what I want? Is it silly to include these in title options of the section/sub-section layout? Should I add them in manually in the text as I write? Any help appreciated!

Take alook at this post from not so long ago…


Not at all. Placing Placeholder in the prefix and suffix in the Title Options tab of the formatting Editor of a Section Layout keeps the Placeholder out of your writing. It’s one of the seminal places to use Placeholder, actually.

Thanks so much! I used the $hn and the autonumbering turned out great, I really appreciate your help!!

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