[texhax] how to put a figure and its caption on separate pages

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Mar 26 10:35:48 CET 2004

> Can anyone tell me how to specify it within figure enviornment so the
> caption of the figure will apear on the next page?  Of course, you can
> use regular text to replace the caption, but I still want that the
> numbering of the figure appearing in front of the caption,
> i.e. "Figure 3: ......", changes automatically.)

\usepackage{dpfloat}
...
% make sure no other figures or tables remain to be printed
\begin{figure}[p]
\begin{leftfullpage}
\end{leftfullpage}
\endfigure
\begin{figure}[tp]
\end{figure}

(the use of dpfloat only has effect if you have twoside operation, but
the principle's the same: the "figure" containing nothing but caption
will come on the next page, come what may.)