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!


    • Jean on 18 July 2010 at 16:52

    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!

    • YossiD on 30 August 2010 at 20:05

    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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