# How to refer a figure as a table?

I have a question regarding LaTeX .. I have a table from an excel file which I print screened and posted as a figure in LaTeX. However, I want to make it a table. Problem is, the particular table has a lot of values in it so making it into a table manually is pretty tedious.

Is there a way to be able to reference an image as a table instead?

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## migrated from stackoverflow.comJul 18 '11 at 12:34

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You can put \includegraphics... into a table floating environment:

\begin{table}
\caption{A stunning table}
\label{tbl:excel-table}
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{excel-table}
\end{table}


The distinction between table and figure is a semantic one—separate counters etc., but technically, they work the same.

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You can save your excel file as .csv file(comma delimited). I found a converter( a CSV to LaTeX file converter) It should work.

If you want to plot a graph from excel .csv file. u could follow http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Tips_and_Tricks#Graphs_with_gnuplot

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Thanks! Ill try that later and see if it works –  user488792 Jul 18 '11 at 11:54
Use the \captionof command (it is included in the caption package).
\begin{figure}[htb]