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The idea is the following. I am working on a paper where all figures and tables are placed in the back for editing reasons (RAs edit the figures and tables while authors write the paper; it gets a little bit confusing since we are still moving tables and figures a lot so it is better if they are in a separate part). We are not using the endfloat package as, for now, the interest is in editing them completely separate.

We are writing and citing each figure using different packages. The idea is to know in which sections and pages where the figures and tables cited, more or less in the backendspirit of the biblatex package that in the bibliography prints something like (cit on p. X). My MWE for the document would be like this:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{bigstrut}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{float}
\title{test}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\section{Name of the section}
\label{sec:name}
So here I would write a bunch of things... then Table \ref{tab:t1} says. 

\begin{table}[H]
\caption{Table about something}
\label{tab:t1}
...
\end{table}

\end{document}

This would produce some output. Ideally, what I am looking for is something like writing \backref{tab:t1} which tells me where did the figure, whose label is given, is referenced. The hope is that it produces something like 'Sections: 1' or 'Pages: 1' in this specific example and maybe something like 'Sections: 2.3, 4.2, 5.5' and 'Pages: 1, 3, 9' in a more complicated example. Then, I would use it to write it inside the figure/table at the end of the figure or in the caption. Say, for simplicity, something like this:

\begin{table}[H]
\caption{Table about something}
\label{tab:t1}
\begin{center}
Table goes about here
\end{center}
Some notes go around here. 
\backref{tab:t1}
\end{table}

Or maybe do it automatically with the help of a package such as figurenotes or something like that. Is this possible?

  • Look at the endfloat package. Also see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/291603/… – John Kormylo Aug 18 '16 at 3:52
  • I tried to look at it and see how would that help and it seems that either my TeX knowledge is not sufficient or this does not solve the question. Let me edit the question so that it is clearer. – MathUser Aug 25 '16 at 0:19
  • Is this question still 'alive'? – user31729 Aug 31 '17 at 21:11
  • I haven't been able to come up with a solution yet, and would very much like to find one, yes. – MathUser Sep 1 '17 at 21:56

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