I am writing a small paper for my school using LaTeX. In LaTex, the default figure numbering is done per-chapter ( 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, etc)
However, my school's guidelines specify that figure numbering should be done progressively. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc)
I'm sure that there is a simple way to do this in LaTeX, but I have not been able to find any documentation about this yet.