# Vertical subfigures with captions on left

This is what I want

I've tried a million things from floatrow package, subfloat, sidecap, etc. but nothing seems to work. This shouldn't be that hard to achieve I feel like but I'm all out of ideas.

edit: Current working example

\usepackage{floatrow}

\begin{figure}[htp]
%\centerline{
%\ffigbox{%
\begin{subfloatrow}
\fcapside[15mm]
{\includegraphics[scale=.4]{zeta_zeropoint_05_A}}%
{\caption{blah\\}}
\end{subfloatrow}
\begin{subfloatrow}
\fcapside[15mm]
{\includegraphics[scale=.4]{zeta_zeropoint_05_B}}%
{\caption{blah}}%
\end{subfloatrow}
\begin{subfloatrow}
\fcapside[15mm]
{\includegraphics[scale=.4]{zeta_zeropoint_05_C}}%
{\caption{blah\\}}%
\end{subfloatrow}
%}
{\caption{Fitting for subsample 1}}
%}
\end{figure}


Do you mean something like this:

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{caption,floatrow,graphicx}
\usepackage[showframe]{geometry}

\DeclareCaptionSubType[alph]{figure}
\captionsetup[figure]{labelsep=colon}
\captionsetup[subfigure]{%
font=footnotesize,labelformat=brace,labelsep=space,labelfont=bf}
\floatsetup[subfigure]{capbesideposition={left,top},capbesidewidth=4cm}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}[htp]
\ffigbox{%
\begin{subfloatrow}
\fcapside[\FBwidth]
{\caption{Subcaption a)}}%
{\includegraphics[width=5.5cm]{example-image}}%
\end{subfloatrow}

\begin{subfloatrow}
\fcapside[\FBwidth]
{\caption{Subcaption b)}}%
{\includegraphics[width=5.5cm]{example-image}}%
\end{subfloatrow}

\begin{subfloatrow}
\fcapside[\FBwidth]
{\caption{Subcaption c)}}%
{\includegraphics[width=5.5cm]{example-image}}%
\end{subfloatrow}}
{\caption{Fitting for subsample 1}}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


• This was a great place to start for me, thank you so very much! – Steve Jun 2 '15 at 20:50
• I'm still working to adjust this to center the captions with the center of the figures (vertically), kinda doing it manually. If you can help with that, that would be awesome! – Steve Jun 2 '15 at 20:51
• Also, for me, this seems to work better without the \ffigbox{} wrapper, I don't know why that is. – Steve Jun 2 '15 at 20:52
• Does \floatsetup[subfigure]{capbesideposition={left,center},capbesidewidth=4cm} do what you want? – Arash Esbati Jun 2 '15 at 20:54
• Where is that line supposed to be? I didn't add any of the preamble type stuff above \begin{figure} really except to load the floatrow package. Is there a way to incorporate those corrections into the main figure code? – Steve Jun 2 '15 at 20:57

A concrete example with some minor variations:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{ebgaramond}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{caption}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\usepackage{floatrow}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\floatsetup[subfigure]{style=plain,capposition = beside, capbesideposition={left, top},capbesidesep=quad, capbesidewidth =5cm, captionskip=20pt, rowpostcode=captionskip}
\captionsetup[subfloatrow]{format=hang, labelfont=up, textfont=up}
\captionsetup{labelfont=sc, textfont = it}
\ffigbox{%
\begin{subfloatrow}[1]
\fcapside{\caption{ Le Déjeuner en fourrure (1936)\\(The fur cup)}}{\includegraphics[width=0.6\linewidth]{dejeuner.jpeg}}
\end{subfloatrow}\\
\begin{subfloatrow}[1]
\fcapside{\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{cahier.jpeg}}
{\caption{ Le Cahier d’une écolière (1930)\\ (A schoolgirl’s notebook)}}
\end{subfloatrow}\\
\begin{subfloatrow}[1]
\fcapside{\includegraphics[width=0.6\linewidth]{traccia-table.jpeg}}
{ \caption{ Traccia-table (1939)}}
\end{subfloatrow}\\
}{\caption{Three works by Méret Oppenheim.}
\label{fig:label}}
\end{figure}

\end{document}