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      • q

        check this out:

        \usepackage{totcount}
        \newtotcounter{citenum}
        \renewcommand{\@biblabel}[1]{\stepcounter{citenum}#1}
      • Awesome, thanks!

        Here is a minimum working example using the solution provided by q:

        \documentclass{article}
        \usepackage{totcount}
        \makeatletter
        \newtotcounter{citenum}
        \renewcommand{\@biblabel}[1]{\stepcounter{citenum}#1}
        \renewcommand\refname{References (\total{citenum})}
        \makeatother
        \begin{filecontents}{publication.bib}
        @article{lamport1986latex,
          title={LaTEX: User's Guide \& Reference Manual},
          author={Lamport, L.},
          year={1986},
          publisher={Addison-Wesley}
        }
        @book{knuth2006art,
          title={The art of computer programming: Generating all trees: history of combinatorial generation},
          author={Knuth, D.E.},
          volume={4},
          year={2006},
          publisher={addison-Wesley}
        }
        \end{filecontents}
        \begin{document}
        A few \TeX\ references by Lamport \cite{lamport1986latex, knuth2006art, lamport1986latex}
        \bibliographystyle{plain}
        \bibliography{publication}
        \tiny\hfill Created by http://texblog.org
        \end{document}
  1. Preetham Aghalaya Manjunatha

    Dear Tom,

    Thanks a lot for your efforts. I am badly looking for a way to have a chapter counter from high to low i.e.

    Chapter n

    Chapter n-1

    Chapter n-2 and so on. Please let me know if any work around exists for that. I really appreciate your help.

    Thank you,

    • Hi!

      Took me a moment to figure this out :-). Here is the code:

      \documentclass[twoside]{report}
      \usepackage{totcount}
      \usepackage{blindtext}
      \regtotcounter{chapter}
      \makeatletter
      \renewcommand{\thechapter}{\number\numexpr\c@chapter@totc-\c@chapter+1\relax}
      \makeatother
      \begin{document}
        \chapter{Chapter One}
      \Blindtext
        \chapter{Chapter Two}
      \Blindtext
        \chapter{Chapter Three}
      \Blindtext
      \end{document}
      • Preetham Aghalaya Manjunatha

        Dear Tom,

        You are my saviour! It took hours and days to work around this, I no where found it on internet.

        Thank you again.

      • glad i could help. i might write a short post about it as a similar solution does not seem to exist online yet.

  2. Preetham Aghalaya Manjunatha

    Dear Tom,
    But one thing I tested is by using,

    %\setcounter{chapter}{10} or to start with some given number. Suppose there are 40 chapters in total.

    When I compile this, it never starts from the chapter 10 to chapter n (say n=50). Instead it starts from chapter 1 to 40 (descending). Is there any workaround for this?

    Thanks and I appreciate your time.

    • Hmmm, not sure I understand what you are trying to do. You want chapter numbering to start from 50 – 10 instead of 40 – 1?
      If so, try:

      \renewcommand{\thechapter}{\number\numexpr 50-\c@chapter+1\relax}

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