I have a lyx document with two figures side-by-side. right now everytime I reference to them I get them numbered like this 2a and 2b. I want to make lyx to number them like this: 2(a) and 2(b). I want to add the parentheses. Is there any way? maybe add something to the preamble? Thank you

  • Can you show us what you have tried?
    – Michael Freake
    Jul 3, 2013 at 23:01
  • yes. I did exactly what this link suggests. I tried to look for a module to fix it but haven't found one.
    – Tal
    Jul 3, 2013 at 23:38

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Please take a look at Adding parentheses around subfig references.

In LyX, it seems you will have to put \usepackage[subrefformat=parens,labelformat=parens]{subfig} in your preamble, and then you might need to use an ERT such as Figure~\subref*{sf1} in your document body for the reference.

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