This is my first time working in LaTeX; I am working on my dissertation and I need to rename Tables so that they are numbered as Table 1, Table 2 etc. rather than include the Chapter number in them so as to show up as Table 2.1 for Chapter 2 Table 1.

Additionally, I still want them to show up in the List of Tables so that the List of Table is as follows:

                                   List of Tables
Table                                                                   Page
                                  <Chapter Title>
  #                               <Table Caption>                         #
  #                               <Table Caption>                         #
  #                               <Table Caption>                         #
                                  <Chapter Title>
  #                               <Table Caption>                         #
  #                               <Table Caption>                         #
  #                               <Table Caption>                         #

How do I do this?

  • Shall the table be counted continously then, the counter not reset in a new chapter? – user31729 Jul 11 '15 at 8:13
  • Thanks, that worked flawlessly, Can I add the Chapter Title to the List of Tables using this? – user3228698 Jul 11 '15 at 8:14
  • No, not directly, but is possible, of course! – user31729 Jul 11 '15 at 8:16

The resetting of the table counter and the formatting like 2.1 can be switched off with \counterwithout{table}{chapter}.

If the resetting should be kept, but not the formatting, use





% Append some code to the definition of `\@chapter`, automatically adding the chapter (short) title to the LoT.

\caption{Dummy table}

\caption{Another Dummy table}


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  • I just saw that the O.P. added an image to show how the chapter title should be added. I will edit my solution – user31729 Jul 11 '15 at 8:28
  • This worked perfectly, Thank you so much! Can I however have only those Chapters listed that actually have tables in them? – user3228698 Jul 13 '15 at 22:34
  • @user3228698: Yes, but that's another question ;-) – user31729 Jul 14 '15 at 4:54
  • Follow up: tex.stackexchange.com/q/255582 – LaRiFaRi Jul 16 '15 at 7:57

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