# [texhax] continuous figure and table numbering

Martin Wegmann mailinglist2_wegmann at web.de
Fri Dec 12 13:55:32 CET 2003

hello Latex-user,

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.