I have a single figure representing the system transitioning between 5 states proceeding from left to right. I would like to add an aligned sub-caption below each state (a), (b), etc. Because the states are all wrapped up in a single figure this exceeds my current understanding in Latex.

This is my code printing the figure:

  \caption{\label{fig:static_analysis} Transition graphs.}

For reference, this is what the SINGLE figure and caption end state should look like:

--    --    --    --    --
-- -> -- -> -- -> -- -> --
--    --    --    --    --
(a)   (b)   (c)   (d)   (e)
 Fig. X: Transition states

Can I insert the sub-captions manually or do I need to split the figure up into individual chunks? The former would be preferred because of some transition arrows between the states.

  • Possible duplicate of How to place two figures next to each other and centered – L. F. Mar 19 at 12:20
  • As I stated, it is a single figure with multiple parts. I would like to manually add sub-captions to break up the figure. – Shawn Mar 19 at 12:22
  • Sorry. By the way, there is really nothing "magical" about the figures; "[inserting] the sub-captions manually" and "[splitting] the figure up into individual chunks" are not that different. ;-) – L. F. Mar 19 at 12:33

Use minipages for subfigures, and \caption*s for subcaptions:




        \includegraphics[width = \textwidth]{a}
    \end{minipage} \hfill \(\rightarrow\) \hfill
        \includegraphics[width = \textwidth]{b}
    \end{minipage} \hfill \(\rightarrow\) \hfill
        \includegraphics[width = \textwidth]{c}
    \end{minipage} \hfill \(\rightarrow\) \hfill
        \includegraphics[width = \textwidth]{d}
    \end{minipage} \hfill \(\rightarrow\) \hfill
        \includegraphics[width = \textwidth]{e}
    \caption{Transition states}



(You can remove the dummy text introduced by \lipsum.) This is how it looks like:

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  • This looks like it should work. I also just stumbled on the correct google search for my problem (duplicate question): tex.stackexchange.com/questions/211748/… – Shawn Mar 19 at 12:33
  • @Shawn Good job. Would it be appropriate to mark this question as a duplicate of that question then? – L. F. Mar 19 at 12:35
  • That would be fine with me. Thanks for your assistance. – Shawn Mar 19 at 12:41

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