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Customizing the numbering for pages, figures, sections, equations, theorems, and tables

You can modify the default style for the names and numbering of things like figures, equations, sections, and the like easily in Latex. For example, you might want all the figures in supplemental material to be numbered S1, S2, etc.

To use Roman numerals for headings, place something like this at the beginning of where you want the change to take effect:
\renewcommand{\thechapter}{\Roman{chapter}} % this gives Roman number labels for the chapters

To number sections, pages, figures and tables nested within chapters:

To number supplemental material with 'S':

To modify the text used at the start of a caption:
\renewcommand{\figurename}{Supplemental Material, Figure}

Last modified 12/22/09.

Chris Paciorek 2012-01-21