LaTeX tweak: Continuous enumeration over multiple sections

Soo…I move this from a former page to a post.

At some point last year, I needed a solution for a problem in LaTeX, where I wanted to continue an enumeration over several paragraphs.

Read on and find out how I did it.

Cheers!

OK, I came across a problem, when trying to use something like the following:

\chapter{c1} \section{s1} \subsection{sub1} Q1 - foo0 Q2 - bar0 

\subsection{sub2} Q3 - foo1 Q4 - bar1 

\subsection{sub3} Q5 - foo2 Q6 - bar2

So I tried. Hard. But could not get this to work. Finally, I used several counters to do the job. Not very nice but it works:

\chapter{c1} % init new counters Rcount and Tcount \newcounter{Rcount} \newcounter{Tcount} 

\subsection{subX} %Tell the list to use counter Rcount, and use a custom label (RQ-arabicnumberOfCounter) \begin{list}{Q-\arabic{Rcount}}{\usecounter{Rcount} \setlength{\rightmargin}{\leftmargin}} %since the list environment sets the used counter to zero, we need to use the second counter and load it into Rcount.   \setcounter{Rcount}{\value{Tcount}}   \item fooX   \item barX \end{list} 

%when the list is finished, write the value or Rcount back to the backup counter. \addtocounter{Tcount}{\value{Rcount}}

That’s it. Hopefully it helps somebody. For any questions, just contact me.