I've used the following commands in my document to ensure that section numbering appears as 1.0, etc. while the subsections appear as 1.1, 1.2, etc.:


However, I want the figures to be formatted as 1-1, 1-2, etc., so I used the following command:


But of course, this appears as 1.0-1, 1.0-2, etc.

So my question: is there a way to keep the section numbering as X.0 while the figure numbering appears as X-1, X-2, etc. (i.e., without the decimal zero)?

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    Welcome to TeX.SE! Instead \renewcommand{\thefigure}{\thesection-\arabic{figure}} the \renewcommand{\thefigure}{\arabic{section}-\arabic{figure}} will gives what you like to obtain. – Zarko May 2 '16 at 14:36
  • Zarko answered your question, but I do not recommend a 1.0 section numbering. – user31729 May 2 '16 at 17:37
  • @Zarko That seems to do the trick! Thank you! Seems to mess up my appendix figure numbering though. I suppose I can force a new style in that section specifically. – FadingBuffers May 2 '16 at 20:55
  • @ChristianHupfer I don't like the numbering, but it's a format I need to stick to for the report I'm writing. – FadingBuffers May 2 '16 at 20:56
  • @FadingBuffers: I see -- it's strange anyway. – user31729 May 2 '16 at 21:25

It seems that you have somewhere defined \thesection on different way as you expected. So if you instead




you will obtain desired form of figure numbers.

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