# [texhax] Section numbering

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Sun Mar 10 00:19:51 CET 2013

I am trying to format a legal document so that it follows this format.

Article 1.

1.01 First section

bla bla bla

1.02 Second section

bla bla bla

etcetera.

I tried using this to get things working the way I wanted:

\usepackage{etoolbox}  %needed to make chapters continuous on page
%% Need with {etoolbox} package
\makeatletter
\patchcmd{\chapter}{\if at openright\cleardoublepage\else\clearpage\fi}{}{}{}
\makeatother

% change % chapter to article and center it
\renewcommand{\chaptername}{Article}
\renewcommand{\thechapter}{\Alph{chapter}}
\titleformat{\chapter}[hang]{\LARGE\bfseries\centering}{\chaptertitlename\
\thechapter}{0.125in}{\LARGE}

%Format section numbering
\def\thesection{\arabic{section}.}
\def\thesubsection{\arabic{section}.0\arabic{subsection}}
\def\thesubsubsection{\arabic{section}.\arabic{subsection}.\arabic{subsubsection}}

% Set section number depth to level 3
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}

Now, the problem is how to get a leading zero in the section and then
have it increment correctly. Once I reach the 10 level, the section is
shown as: "1.010", which is wrong. It should read "1.10". I can
accomplish this in MS Word; however, I can find no way to do it in
LaTeX. Does anyone have a solution?

Thanks!

--
Jerry ♔

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