# [NTG-context] how to (re)set section numbers

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 20:48:48 CET 2015

```> Am 01.01.2015 um 20:16 schrieb j. van den hoff <veedeehjay at googlemail.com>:
>
> On Thu, 01 Jan 2015 20:00:00 +0100, Wolfgang Schuster <schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com <mailto:schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>>
>>> Am 30.12.2014 um 20:01 schrieb j. van den hoff <veedeehjay at googlemail.com>:
>>>
>>> I have followed the recommendations how to include unnumbered sections in the table-of-content along
>>> the lines
>>>
>>>    [incrementnumber=yes,number=no]
>>>
>>>
>>> etc.
>>> this works OK if the unnumbered sections are at the end of the document. otherwise the enumeration of the actually
>>> (visibly) numbered sections is messed up (i.e. if a `subject' section goes, e.g. _before_ all actually enumerated
>>> sections, there counters are off by one).
>>>
>>> question: what is the best way of (re)setting the section counters? i.e. if the doucment structure is, e.g.,
>>>
>>> \subject
>>> \section
>>> \subsection
>>> \section
>>> \subject
>>>
>>> I'd like to end up with the ToC containing entries for all subjects and sections but the numbered sections should occur (in ToC and document) as 1, 1.1, 2 rather than 2 2.1, 3 (in this example). I was not able to find a solution in the documenation/wiki.
>>
>> Can you send a *working* minimal example.
>
> yes, of course (I presumed this to be not necessary here):
>
>   [incrementnumber=yes, number=no]
>   \setuplist[section][width=1.5em]
>   \setuplist[subsection][width=2.25em, margin=1.5em] %`margin' determines alignment
>   \setuplist[subject][margin=1.5em]
> \setupcombinedlist[content] [list={chapter,section,subsection,subject,subsubject}]
> \starttext
> \completecontent
> \subject{this subject messes up the further enumeration of numbered sections}
> bla
> \section{this should be sec. 1}
> bla
> \subsection{this should be subsec. 1.1}
> bla
> \section{this should be sec. 2}
> bla
> \subject{this subject does no harm...}
> bla
> \stoptext
>
> In my real life example the first `subject', e.g., contains a Glossary of abbreviations and I want to start the actual enumeration with the body text proper (Introduction and onwards), while still listing the glossary in the ToC. and I did not find any other (general) solution in the docs, how to include unnumbered sections in the ToC…

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