Double numeration in single-chapter documents

A reader wrote:
I have a quick question for you about numbered heads in documents.

In general, numbered section heads use the chapter number as the first digit – but that’s only if you have multiple chapters in a book (1.1, 2.1, 3.1…).

What if you have only one chapter in a book? Do the sections become 1, 2, 3…?

I haven’t been able to find anything discussing this, so if you know of any reference material to back this up, I’d be much obliged!

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2 comments on “Double numeration in single-chapter documents
  1. Jean says:

    That’s what I would do, if I were required to use numbered headings, but I don’t have any reference material handy to look it up. It just seems to me to be the only logical answer. If anyone else can contribute references or experiences, please do!

  2. YossiD says:

    If a chapter is the main division of a book, then it seems to me that your sections are actually chapters and should be numbered as such.

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