I am making a document in LyX but my figures are labelled here as figure 2.1, figure 3.1, figure 3.2 etc instead of figure 1, figure 2etc. How can I fix this issue?

  • More or less duplicate of How to control figure numbering in Lyx I think. If the 2 in figure 2.1 is the chapter number you need chapter in counterwithout of course. Mar 10, 2015 at 20:14
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    i corrected that by making changes in Dcument-> settings-> modules -> deleting "figure name by sections" It worked!
    – faiza
    Mar 10, 2015 at 20:37

1 Answer 1


As you discover ...

Document > Settings... > Modules > Number Figures by Section > Delete


This remove \numberwithin{figure}{section} in the LaTeX Preamble (as well as \usepackage{amsmath} if not needed by another command).

Note that in LaTeX preamble you can use also the chngcntr package to control the numeration of floats. See Continuous v. per-chapter/section numbering of figures, tables, and other document elements for more information.

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