I defined a new command \FIGURE, which takes all arguments for the filepath, label, short/long caption and size and then builds a figure environment for this. I.e. I also define the label for this figure within the command using argument 2 with


The problem hereby is, that the auto-completion for references to this figure in TeXMaker is corrupted. Meaning, if I type \ref{... it only suggests \ref{fig:#2} as reference, at it is defined in the new command.

Is there any way to teach TeXMaker to interpret this new defined command, so that he also suggests \ref{fig:dummy} as an option.

MWE below (need to provide a dummy.jpg file to compile)

\usepackage{graphicx} %Make \includegraphics command available
% New command for easy figure environment
% #1 filepath
% #2 label
% #3 short caption
% #4 long caption
% #5 size
         {Short dummy caption}%
         {Long dummy caption}%
  This is text referencing \ref{fig:dummy}.             

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    My guess it that the only thin TeXMaker is doing is looking for any \label{...} in the current dir. Makeing shortcuts like this is generally not a good idea as it makes the code a lot less readable. Consider a TM user command that will insert a figure template instead. – daleif Jan 21 '15 at 13:53
  • Since the setup is always the same for all figures, apart from the text provided for the captions, I thought it would make it MORE readable, since I see at this point there will be a figure with the known setup. Indeed TeXMaker is only looking for \label commands, but I was hoping to somehow use a way, so that TeXMaker kind of follows this command and correctly interprets the \label inside the new command – HeXor Jan 21 '15 at 13:58
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    I wouldn't say that that syntax is more readable. Also why should I want to write long and short caption every time. What if the figure needs to be rotated, what it at this particular point hbt! is not a good point (and why is p not on that list). And you will have to know that dummy is translated into fig:dummy. For ones own docs it might be fine, but if it ends up as something that goes to others, I'd much prefer the full version. – daleif Jan 21 '15 at 14:27
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    If you absolutely want to make a command interface, why not make it key=value based instead? Then you can test for the existence of a short caption, and only use it if needed. See eg xkeyval and etoolbox, the later has some good tools to test for empty ness. – daleif Jan 21 '15 at 14:29
  • Yes you're right, it might be nothing to hand on to someone else, but I am only using it for my own document. And yes I am a lazy person, this is why I am using this interface. But maybe your idea with the TeXMaker user command to insert a template for this environment is the best way to go – HeXor Jan 21 '15 at 15:15