# [OS X TeX] Range

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Mon May 7 21:01:22 EDT 2012

Herbert Schulz wrote:
>
> On May 7, 2012, at 6:06 PM, Richard Seguin wrote:
>
>> On May 7, 2012, at 5:52 PM, George Gratzer wrote:
>>
>>> On rare occasions, I want to refer to a range of results,
>>> e.g., equations (2.2.1-8), and I have not been able to figure
>>> out how to do this with LaTeX.  At this point, I have thrown in
>>> the towel and am formatting these cases as "(2.2.1)-(2.2.8)" etc.
>>>
>>> Can anybody help?
>>>
>>> GG
>>
>> (2.2.1-2.2.8) is clearer to me than (2.2.1-8) anyway. I believe "--" or
>> "---" are translated into longer dashes than "-", so (\ref{xyz}--\ref{abc})
>> would look even better.
>>
>> Richard
>
>
> Howdy,
>
> It is traditional to use an n-dash (--) for ranges. Hopefully varioref does
> that.
>
> Good Luck,
>

Hi Herb,

>From my experience, having applied it in a number of complex environments, it
tends to behave very well. En dashes are applied in this instance.

Cheers
Alan