# How to use a name different from “Figure” in the caption?

I'm writing a document with many tables and figures.

This is a reproducible piece of my document. (With LuaTeX, but plain LaTeX is OK too).

\RequirePackage{luatex85}
\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[capitalise,noabbrev]{cleveref}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage[section]{placeins}
%\counterwithin{figure}{subsection}
\usepackage[skip=5pt]{caption}  %, margin=2em   ,labelfont=it,  , textfont=it
\captionsetup{font=small, labelfont=bf} %,format=hang

\begin{document}

\section{Introduction}
\cref{fig:esquema1} summarizes the process

\begin{figure}[h]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.95\linewidth]{esquema1}
\caption{My caption.}
\label{fig:esquema1}
\end{figure}

\end{document}


I'd like that some captions instead of "Figure 1" were automatically called "Diagram 1", both below the figure and when referenced from the document.

How can tell LaTeX to do it?

%\captionsetup[figure]{name={Fig.}}


will change the name, but it will do it for all Figures.

I would like to keep that name for figures (real pictures) but add a new "Diagram" name for other (diagrams made with tikz and other).

• Please fix your document by adding graphicx and cleveref package loading, graphicx with demo option, otherwise reproducible is doubtful ;-) – user31729 Nov 15 '17 at 20:47
• float includes \newfloat command to declare new floats, why not use it to distinguish figures from diagram? – Ignasi Nov 15 '17 at 21:01
• @Ignasi Could you post an example and explain the advantages of "\newfloat" over Christian's methods, please? – skan Nov 16 '17 at 10:54
• @skan If you just want to use diagram occasionally, Chirstian's method is the easiest. I've tested with newfloat and table of figures doesn't look good. – Ignasi Nov 16 '17 at 11:26
• @Ignasi: The idea with newfloat is good, in my point of view, but it will introduce a new \listof... macro (as far as I know), so diagram and figure are not merged in LoF. Perhaps \let\l@diagram\l@figure will improve the look of LoF which look bad as you reported? – user31729 Nov 16 '17 at 11:38

Here is a version suitable for some few occurences of such diagram caption:

1. Define a counter named diagram (for example) that shares the same value as figure, with \newaliascnt from aliascnt package.
2. Say \captionsetup{name={Diag.}} within the figure environment that should have Diag. as caption lead-in.
3. Define \crefname and \Crefname for diagram counter.
4. Say \label[diagram]{...} in order to make cleveref aware that the diagram counter should be referenced and not figure.

\RequirePackage{luatex85}
\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage[section]{placeins}
\usepackage{aliascnt}
\newaliascnt{diagram}{figure}

%\counterwithin{figure}{subsection}
\usepackage[skip=5pt]{caption}  %, margin=2em   ,labelfont=it,  , textfont=it
\captionsetup{font=small, labelfont=bf} %,format=hang

\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\usepackage{cleveref}

\crefname{diagram}{diagram}{diagrams}
\Crefname{diagram}{Diagram}{Diagrams}

\begin{document}

\section{Introduction}
\cref{fig:esquema1} summarizes the process

\begin{figure}[h]
\captionsetup{name={Diag.}}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.95\linewidth]{esquema1}
\caption{My caption.}
\label[diagram]{fig:esquema1}
\end{figure}

\end{document}

• What if I want to share the same counter for diagrams and figures or us different ones? – skan Nov 16 '17 at 10:57