In my document, I have a lot of short case studies, which I would like to number, just like figures. So I am using this:

\subsubsection{Case study \ref{cs:this}: Title}

But this just copies the (sub)section number in the reference. So I have multple "1.1" case studies, etc... I would like them to be numbered X.Y, where X is the section number and Y is the case study number. So for example, in section 1, I would have case studies 1.1-1.10, in section 2 case studies 2.1-2.7, etc... Those case studies can be a part of section or subsection. My secnumdepth is 2.

And later I would like to have a list of case studies, where I would include all figures with labels beginning with cs:. Is that possible as well?


You need a \caption in order to increment the figure/float counter. See Understanding how references and labels work.

Instead, make yourself a new casestudy float:

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

% New casestudy float
\floatname{casestudy}{Case Study}
\newcommand*{\listofcasestudies}{\listof{casestudy}{List of Case Studies}}
\section{Case study~\ref{cs:this}: Title}
\caption{A case study}

This is fully supported by the float package.

  • Is there a way to not include the caption in the text? This way I end up with heading AND caption. – Jakub Zaverka May 22 '13 at 11:50
  • @JakubZaverka It seems to me that you don't want a floating environment at all. So using \subsubsection, figure and \newfloat seems to be a wrong approach, you should define your own counter (using \newcounter and \refstepcounter) and your own commands (or environment) instead. – Axel Sommerfeldt May 22 '13 at 18:52

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