# [texhax] continuous figure and table numbering

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Dec 12 15:46:06 CET 2003

> all my figures and tables are named/numbered after my chapter (1.2,
> 1.3, ....2.1, 2.2....), but I would like to have a continuous numbering like
> fig. 1 for the first figure in my document, fig. 2 for the second
> (unimportant in which chapter they appear).
>
> and refering to them like
>
> ...blabla as seen in \ref{fig:myfirstfigure}.
>
> \begin{...}
> ...
> \label{fig:myfirstfigure}
> ..
> \end...
>
> I searched the web, but without success yet. I would greatly appreciate any
> hints for sites or commands.

faq: http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=running-nos

ime, it's difficult constructing search terms for these sorts of
questions, which is why a quick glance at the faq is often a good
starting place. [see any texhax foot line for base url for the faq]