# Hyperref for subfloats with subfig package

I have a figure with some subfloats. The figure es something like that:

I have not each subfloat separately, I have a single picture.

For linking the picture with the reference in text I used hyperref:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}

Figures \ref{Fig1a} and \ref{Fig1b} are in Figure \ref{Fig1}

\begin{figure}[htb]
\centering
\subfloat{
\includegraphics{example-image}
\label{Fig1a}
}
\subfloat{\label{Fig1b}}
\caption{Image description:
\textbf{(a)}~figure 1a and
\textbf{(b)}~figure 1b
}
\label{Fig1}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


When I click on Fig1a and Fig1 in the .pdf document inmediatelly I am conduced to the figure, but when I click on Fig1b I'm conduced to the caption. How can I click on Fig1b and get conduced to the image and not to the caption?

• The problem is that you're using subfig and it is known for its issues with hyperref. You could e.g. switch to subcaption. Jul 12 '17 at 15:48
• It's not exactly a solution, but if you put \leavevmode in front of the first \subfloat, it will also go to the bottom (same as the second). Jul 12 '17 at 16:38
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The problem is how to get the second \subfloat into vmode, since that only happens at the end of a line. Then I thought, a minipage effectively starts a new page (in vmode).

Of course, putting a \subfloat inside a minipage is sort of redundant, since it basically is a minipage.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}

Figures \ref{Fig1a} and \ref{Fig1b} are in Figure \ref{Fig1}

\begin{figure}[htb]
\centering
\subfloat{
\includegraphics[width={\dimexpr 0.5\textwidth-0.5\columnsep}]{example-image-a}
\label{Fig1a}
}\hfil
\begin{minipage}[b]{\dimexpr 0.5\textwidth-0.5\columnsep}
\subfloat{
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{example-image-b}
\label{Fig1b}
}
\end{minipage}
\caption{Image description:
\textbf{(a)}~figure 1a and
\textbf{(b)}~figure 1b
}
\label{Fig1}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


This solution uses minipages only. It still uses some definitions from the subfig package.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{subfig}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\makeatletter
\newcommand{\stepsubfigure}{%
\refstepcounter{subfigure}%
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

Figures \ref{Fig1a} and \ref{Fig1b} are in Figure \ref{Fig1}

\begin{figure}[htb]
\begin{minipage}[b]{\dimexpr 0.5\textwidth-0.5\columnsep}
\stepsubfigure
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{example-image-a}
\label{Fig1a}
\end{minipage}\hfill
\begin{minipage}[b]{\dimexpr 0.5\textwidth-0.5\columnsep}
\stepsubfigure
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{example-image-b}
\label{Fig1b}
\end{minipage}
\caption{Image description:
\textbf{(a)}~figure 1a and
\textbf{(b)}~figure 1b
}
\label{Fig1}
\end{figure}
\end{document}

• it works, but duplicated th image. Supose that the image already has the image a and the image b Jul 12 '17 at 17:18
• I added the image to the second \subfloat so that it would actually have some height. Jul 13 '17 at 3:25