Hi there,

though i am neither a wizard nor a guru, i may suggest, that you should
use the easyeqn package. You have to keep track of the numbers of your
equations by yourself, since there is no internal counter, but maybe it
will meet your needs anyway. The syntax is:
\label[<Text>]{<Label>} or \label(<Text>){<Label>}, where for instance

\label[1]{eq1} would produce 1 as equation label and
\label(1){eq1} would produce (1) as equation label.


On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Richard Belshoff wrote:

> I posted the following to comp.text.tex but I got no responses.
> >I'm typesetting a book using latex2e, with \documentclass{book}.
> >In Appendix A, my first displayed equation is labled as (A.1) when
> >typeset, but I would prefer it to be just (1).
> >
> >What's the best way to accomplish this?
> I found the "eqname" package on ctan, which allows one to relabel
> an equation, but it doesn't seem to work in the appendix.  Besides,
> I don't really want to call my equation (bingo), I just want (1), (2),
> (3), ... instead of (A.1), (A.2), (A.3), ....
> Can any of you wizards/gurus on this list help me?
> I apologize for the off-topic post, but I'm desperate!
> TIA.
> Richard Belshoff

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