Here is the deal: I'm writing my thesis and I divided the thesis into 3 parts, each part had 2 chapters.

At the beginning of each part, I added two pages of introduction. However, the numbering of figure and table in these two pages followed the previous chapter. Here is the structure:

Chap1: Introduction Part1 (2 pages of introduction of this part)

Chap2: ...

Chap3: ... Part2 etc.

In the two pages of Introduction, the numbering followed the previous chapter (i.e. chapter 1).

I want to change the numbering to I.1, I.2, etc. and make it appear in List of table and figure. Anyone can help me?

  • Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – doncherry May 2 '13 at 21:09
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    try using \numberwithin{figure}{part} and \numberwithin{table}{part}. (\numberwithin is defined in amsmath. it would certainly have been a useful addition to the latex base.) – barbara beeton May 2 '13 at 21:11
  • A minimal working example would be nice. You can fill with dummy text as provided by the lipsum package. And: Welcome! – mafp May 2 '13 at 21:14
  • Welcome to TeX.SE! If I understand your setup correctly, you have (i) intro-like components following each \part command but before the first \chapter command occurs and (ii) you have floats within these intro-like components. Moreover, it would appear that your floats are currently numbered by chapter. I'd say you have to options: (A) insert new instructions of the type \chapter{Introductory Remarks}, so that a new chapter number is created and is made available to the floats; and (B) change the float numbering setup from per-chapter to per-part (as suggested by @barbarabeeton). – Mico May 2 '13 at 21:18
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    @barbarabeeton Could you make your comment here an answer? – Joseph Wright Aug 15 '13 at 19:06

try using \numberwithin{figure}{part} and \numberwithin{table}{part}.

\numberwithin is defined in amsmath. (it would certainly have been a useful addition to the latex base.)

two other packages also provide similar/related facilities:

  • chngcntr -- has the commands \counterwithin and \counterwithout (and starred versions)

  • remreset -- has one "internal" command (with @) that provides a way to undo an automatic reset

see the package documentation for details.

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