Beamer Presentation: Figure has no number?

I am giving a presentation and therefore I am using the beamer class. I have included some figures and it works, but there is no number after "Figure".

My code:

\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{listings}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{eso-pic}
\usepackage{mathrsfs}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{wallpaper}
\usepackage{bbm}
\usepackage{cooltooltips}
\usepackage{eso-pic}
\usepackage{everyshi}
\usepackage{calc}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{ifthen}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\usepackage{animate}
\usepackage[singlespacing]{setspace}
\usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos}
\usepackage{enumerate}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\newenvironment{changemargin}[2]{%
\begin{list}{}{%
\setlength{\topsep}{0pt}%
\setlength{\leftmargin}{#1}%
\setlength{\rightmargin}{#2}%
\setlength{\listparindent}{\parindent}%
\setlength{\itemindent}{\parindent}%
\setlength{\parsep}{\parskip}%
}%
\item[]}{\end{list}}
\setbeamercolor{frametitle}{fg=red,bg=white}

\hypersetup{pdfpagemode=FullScreen}
\renewcommand*{\UrlFont}{\normalfont}

\usetheme{Goettingen}
\useinnertheme{circles}

\setbeamertemplate{footline}[frame number]

%%%
\begin{document}

\frame[plain]{
\titlepage
}

\setbeamertemplate{background canvas}[default]

\frame{
\frametitle{}

\begin{figure}
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[scale=0.2]{varweakness}
\caption{VaR as a quantile}
\end{center}
\end{figure}

}

\end{document}


Which gives the following frame with the figure:

(I am not sure what is causing the problem, therefore I did not delete any package.)

How can I get a number, e.g. Figure 1:?

• You should use \centering instead of \begin{center}\end{center}. Also, you have loaded the graphicx package 3 times and hyperref twice. beamer I believe automatically loads graphicx so you shouldn't need it at all. – dustin Aug 7 '13 at 14:54
• Others have answered your question, but to note the reasoning. In a presentation, cross-refs by number are usually a bad idea. So the standard beamer settings are not to have any such cross-ref numbers. – Joseph Wright Aug 7 '13 at 15:36
• @JenBohold Please make your example minimal the next time. – Svend Tveskæg Aug 7 '13 at 18:06

To achieve numbering of figures, you need to set:

\setbeamertemplate{caption}[numbered]


\documentclass[demo]{beamer}

\setbeamertemplate{caption}[numbered]
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics{varweakness}
\caption{VaR as a quantile}
\label{something}
\end{figure}

\end{frame}

\end{document}

• I thought it was not recommended to use a floating environment (even though it is not floating here) in a presentation. Shouldn't the ctan.org/pkg/capt-of package be recommended here instead? – pluton Aug 8 '13 at 5:32
• @pluton, I believe that if you put a float inside a frame, it's not going to show up in another slide. The floating freedom is restricted to the other contents in the same frame. – Waldir Leoncio Feb 24 '16 at 14:43

You can use the following:

\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage{lmodern} % get rid of warnings
\usepackage{caption} % improved spacing between figure and caption

\captionsetup{
labelsep = horse,
figureposition = bottom
}

\setbeamertemplate{caption}[numbered]

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{figure}
\centering
\rule{1cm}{1cm}
\caption{Leprechaun.}
\end{figure}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


Notice that there is no space between the figure number and the colon.