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13.3 \value

Synopsis:

\value{counter}

Expands to the value of the counter counter. (Note that the name of a counter does not begin with a backslash.)

This example outputs ‘Test counter is 6. Other counter is 5.’.

\newcounter{test} \setcounter{test}{5}
\newcounter{other} \setcounter{other}{\value{test}}
\addtocounter{test}{1}

Test counter is \arabic{test}.
Other counter is \arabic{other}.

The \value command is not used for typesetting the value of the counter. For that, see \alph \Alph \arabic \roman \Roman \fnsymbol: Printing counters.

It is often used in \setcounter or \addtocounter but \value can be used anywhere that LaTeX expects a number, such as in \hspace{\value{foo}\parindent}. It must not be preceded by \protect (see \protect).

This example inserts \hspace{4\parindent}.

\setcounter{myctr}{3} \addtocounter{myctr}{1}
\hspace{\value{myctr}\parindent}

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