# Changing Listing and Figure caption system in Platex

I'm working with platex (the Japanese latex compiler) and I'm trying to change the caption system for Listings and Figures. For both I would like the numbering to be based on section so if its a figure or Listing in section 2 I want it to be in the style of 2.1

Also I want to change the tag Listing to list.

The doctype I'm using is jarticle because its the only type I found that works with Japanese letters.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

An example of my current code is as follows

\documentclass[a4paper]{jarticle}
\usepackage{listings}
\usepackage[dvipdfm]{graphicx}
\title{title}
\author{name}
\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\maketitle
\vfill
\tableofcontents
\end{titlepage}

\section{Basics}
\normalsize
\begin{figure}[ht]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=200pt]{1.eps}
\caption{some caption}%
\end{figure}

\section{Bar}
\normalsize
\scriptsize
\lstset{numbers=left, stepnumber=5, caption={text}, escapeinside={\%*}{*)}, frame=single, tabsize=2}
\begin{lstlisting}
code here
\end{lstlisting}

\end{document}

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@Johan please do not change the question to add a solution. The answer is already visible below. –  Caramdir May 26 '11 at 2:18

You may use the \@addtoreset{figure}{section} command in combination with \renewcommand{\thefigure}{\thesection.\arabic{figure}}. See this page.

To say something about changing the listing name it would be helpful to see which package you use to format them. Pleas create a minimal working example (MWE).

Here’s mine which shows everything you’ll need I think…

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{listings}

\renewcommand{\lstlistingname}{List}% [1]
\makeatletter% [2]
\makeatother
\AtBeginDocument{% [4]
\renewcommand{\thelstlisting}{\thesection.\arabic{lstlisting}}%[5]
}

\begin{document}
\section{Section}
Content ...

\begin{lstlisting}[caption=Test]
Test ...
\end{lstlisting}
\end{document}


Notes:
[1] Change the name of listings
[2] Necessary to use command containing @
[3] Lets the listing counter be resetted in a new section
[4] Necessary because \thelstlistings is undefined before begin document.
[5] Renew number layout.

As egreg said thers a second way with the chngcntr package, maybe one prefer this way …

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{listings}

\usepackage{chngcntr}
\counterwithin{figure}{section}
\AtBeginDocument{\counterwithin{lstlisting}{section}}
\renewcommand{\lstlistingname}{List}

\begin{document}
\section{Section}
Content ...

\begin{lstlisting}[caption=Test]
Test ...
\end{lstlisting}

\begin{figure}
\rule{1cm}{1cm}
\caption{A example}
\end{figure}
\end{document}

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One can simplify by loading chngcntr and saying only \counterwithin{lstlisting}{section} inside \AtBeginDocument (no \@addtoreset is needed, and \counterwithin automatically redefines \the...) –  egreg May 24 '11 at 16:49
@egreg: Thank. I read it on the linked page in my solution after posting. I like the ways with no extra packages. I added an extra example. –  Tobi May 24 '11 at 16:51
Why reinventing the wheel? :) It's unfortunate that the LaTeX kernel doesn't provide a user interface for linking counters; chngcntr is powerful and unobtrusive. –  egreg May 24 '11 at 17:01
@egreg: I see, maybe I can remember the package in future … :-) –  Tobi May 24 '11 at 18:09