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I am using the labbook document class which is based on scrbook. labbook doesn't number the chapters, but the figure numbering still behaves the way it was in scrbook: it's not running, but each chapter starts with "Figure 1". I tried


but I get the error that addchap is not a counter (which absolutely makes sense). How can I get running figure numbering throughout the document?







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The figure counter is tied to the labday counter (while \addchap is the macro used to add another \labday and therefore does not constitute a counter). So, using

\usepackage{chngcntr}% http://ctan.org/pkg/chngcntr

provides running figures from labday to labday.

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Thanks a lot, this works! – Anja Feb 23 '12 at 15:22

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