[texhax] Information about LaTex

Robert Wilson millstadtf at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 23:42:45 CET 2008

If you wanted the Introduction to be numbered along with the "main matter"
i.e. the bulk of the book, you could use:

Introduction text...

\chapter{First Chapter}

That way, the Introduction isn't numbered, but still shows up in the table
of contents. If you wanted to start the chapter number at 2 instead of 1
(like Introduction, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, ...) insert
\setcounter{chapter}{1} anywhere before the first un-starred \chapter{}. You
can, of course, do whatever you want with page numbers by using
\setcounter{page} and \pagenumbering{roman} or \pagenumbering{arabic}, but
you generally want to minimize using these types of commands in the interest
of separating content from formatting.

Regardless, it sounds like \setcounter{counter}{value}, \chapter*{}, and
\pagenumbering{style} will fix your problem.

Robert Wilson

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 4:53 AM, Silvia Roque <silviacjr at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Hi!
> My name is Sílvia Roque and I am writing a thesis in Mathematics, using
> Latex at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra,
> Portugal.
> But I have small problem. My both supervisors (one from physics, other
> from mathematics), want me to change the chapter numbers: They want me to
> call chapter 0 to chapter "Introduction".
> The problem is that I am using a "\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,
> oneside]{book}", and it seems that on a document book, Latex allays calls to
> the first chapter, chapter 1.
> Is it possible to change this? I am asking this because I already know
> that it is possible to change the numbering pages of the document (for
> example, to put roman numbering on the first chapter and Arabic numbering on
> the others chapters.)
>  Sincerely yours, Sílvia Roque
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