# figures numbering to 3 levels rather than 2

For some reason my current 'report' has started numbering figures to 3 levels... so if something is within chapter 1, but section 1.3, the figure gets numbered 1.3.1...

This isn't what I want... it's too much granularity for me. I just figures numbered in order within the chapter... so 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 as they appear, regardless of the section within the chapter in which they appear.

Could anyone help? Thanks.

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–  lockstep Aug 29 '12 at 14:29
Use \numberwithout{figure}{section}\numberwithin{figure}{chapter}. This should remove the figure counter slaving to the section counter and re-insert it to slave after chapter. –  Werner Aug 29 '12 at 15:56
numberwithout...? does that exist? I just googled it and only numberwithin came up. It also gives me an error in latex..."undefined control sequence". Any ideas? Thanks –  Rob D Aug 29 '12 at 17:36