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Document 402

How to change automatically generated division names

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

Some typesetting specifications automatically give names, such as Chapter or References, to certain heading levels. If necessary, you can change the automatic names from, for example, Chapter to Lesson or from References to Bibliography. Making changes to the headings specifications can have wide-ranging effects, particularly if your document has a table of contents.

  1. From the Typeset menu, choose Preamble.

  2. Click the mouse in the entry area.

  3. At the end of the preamble entries, add a new line and type


    where name is the title of the part of the document you want to change (see list below) and Newname is the title you want.

    Document part name Document part name
    Preface prefacename Table tablename
    References refname Part partname
    Abstract abstractname encl enclname
    Bibliography bibname cc ccname
    Chapter chaptername To headtoname
    Appendix appendixname Page pagename
    Contents contentsname see seename
    List of Figures listfigurename see also alsoname
    List of Tables listtablename Proof proofname
    Index indexname Glossary glossaryname
    Figure figurename

  4. Choose OK.

The command to change the title Contents to Table of Contents is

\renewcommand{\contentsname}{Table of Contents}.

Similarly, to change Chapter to Lesson, use


and to change References to Bibliography in a file created with the document class article, use


To change References to Bibliography in a file created with the document class book or report, use


Other titles work the same way. Note that the babel package works successfully with redefined titles.

Last revised 01/19/06

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