# [NTG-context] How to get the chapter number

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 11:08:24 CEST 2011

```On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Cecil Westerhof <cldwesterhof at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/7/6 luigi scarso <luigi.scarso at gmail.com>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Cecil Westerhof <cldwesterhof at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > At the moment I have the following in my document:
>> >     In the chapters 7 to 12 a more in depth description of the
>> > functionalities will be given.
>> >
>> > For this document it is not a real problem. (I do not expect the chapter
>> > structure to change often.) But it would be nicer to get the chapter
>> > numbers
>> > auto generated. Is this possible?
>> I (and I suppose others) don't understand your question.
>> Does not \chapter work ?
>
> Sorry, communication is not my strong point. :-{
>
> What I mean. I have something like:
>
> \chapter{General description}
> .
> .
> This is explained in chapters 7 to 12.
> .
> .
> \chapter{another}
> .
> .
> \chapter{first explaining}  % this is (now) chapter 7
>  .
> .
> \chapter{last explaining} % this is (now) chapter 12
>
> When chapters are added, moved or removed. The chapter numbers in the above
> sentence have to be changed manually. As a real programmer I am lazy and
> want the computer do it for me. :-D
This is a 32 years old TeX feature -- i.e. it doesn't hurt to know