I have the following code on overleaf:

\begin{lstlisting}[caption={Código inicial para o sistema de arquivos},label={lst:Figura1}]
abstract sig FSObject { }

sig File, Dir extends FSObject { }

sig FileSystem {
  root: Dir,
  live: set FSObject,
  contents: Dir lone-> FSObject,
  parent: FSObject ->lone Dir
  no root.parent
  live in root.*contents
  parent = ~contents

pred example { }

run example for exactly 1 FileSystem, 4 FSObject

Ao executar o código da Figura \ref{lst:Figura1} no interpretador Alloy, diversas instâncias são encontradas. A Figura \ref{fig:Figura2} apresenta uma instância selecionada para análise.

\caption{Contra-exemplo na modelagem}

which ends up starting a count for Images and listing (code), as seen on the image below, where I highlighted in blue what is wrong for me. I'd like to have a single counter, as if lstlisting had value 1, and the image had value 2.

enter image description here

Is it possible? How do I achieve that?

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    – TeXnician
    Dec 2, 2018 at 13:17
  • I'm using overleaf.com so not quite sure it's a problem with the setup. Maybe some extra config I added?
    – Vini.g.fer
    Dec 2, 2018 at 13:35

1 Answer 1


The following is a quick and dirty method. I just redefine the counter to be the same register as the one used for figures. A perhaps better approach could be to patch the \@begindocumenthook to remove the \newcounter{lstlisting} and add everything done by \newcounter except for the register assignment by hand.



%% include this in your preamble after you load listings

this listing
Listing \ref{lst:bar} and figure \ref{fig:bar}

\begin{figure}% >>>
    A caption%
\end{figure}% <<<

enter image description here

  • Awesome!! Your hack worked @Skillmon. Thank you!
    – Vini.g.fer
    Dec 2, 2018 at 22:32
  • You'd also have to watch out, that the order of figures is correct, since a figure could overtake a listing or vice-versa, probably one should also include safety measures for float positioning.
    – Skillmon
    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:48

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