# Multiple Figures on sidewaysfigure with default numbering

I have two figures I would like to display in landscape on the same page. One is a normal figure, the other is made up of three subfigures.

They are currently in subfigures, to ensure that they end up on the same page.

They are as follows:

\begin{sidewaysfigure}
\begin{subfigure}[t]{\textwidth}
\centering
\input{1.tikz}
\caption{1}
\label{fig:1}
\end{subfigure}

\begin{subfigure}[b]{\textwidth}
\centering
\begin{subfigure}[t]{0.3\textwidth}
\input{2a.tikz}
\caption{2a}
\end{subfigure}
%
\begin{subfigure}[t]{0.3\textwidth}
\input{2b.tikz}
\caption{2b}
\end{subfigure}
%
\begin{subfigure}[t]{0.3\textwidth}
\input{2c.tikz}
\caption{2c}
\end{subfigure}
\caption{2 global}
\label{fig:2}
\end{subfigure}
\end{sidewaysfigure}


With the figures separate they were numbered: Figure 1, (a), (b), (c), Figure 2.

Whereas now it is (a), ..., (e).

Is there any way to get the original numbering?

Some suggestions:

• Don't overuse subfigure environments. I suggest that you replace the first subfigure environment with a minipage environment and that you leave off the second "outer" subfigure code entirely.

• Create some vertical separation between Figure 1 and Figure 2 (a,b,c) complex with a \vspace instruction.

• Maximize the horizontal separation between the three remaining subfigure environments with \hfill instructions.

% !TEX TS-program = pdflatex
\documentclass[demo]{article} % omit 'demo' option in real document
\usepackage{rotating}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\begin{document}

\begin{sidewaysfigure}
\begin{minipage}[t]{\textwidth}
\centering
%\input{1.tikz}
\includegraphics[width=0.7\textwidth]{1.jpg} % choose a suitable width
\caption{1 global}
\label{fig:1}
\end{minipage}

\vspace{1cm}

\begin{subfigure}[t]{0.31\textwidth}
%\input{2a.tikz}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{2a.jpg}
\caption{2a}
\end{subfigure}
\hfill
\begin{subfigure}[t]{0.31\textwidth}
%\input{2b.tikz}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{2b.jpg}
\caption{2b}
\end{subfigure}
\hfill
\begin{subfigure}[t]{0.31\textwidth}
%\input{2c.tikz}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{2c.jpg}
\caption{2c}
\end{subfigure}

\caption{2 global}
\label{fig:2}
\end{sidewaysfigure}
\end{document}

• Brilliant just what I was looking for! I take it that subfigure doesn't fully encapsulate then? And that the minipage allows for the nested figures? – Cjen1 May 7 '19 at 9:46
• @Cjen1 - A subfigure environment is a fancy minipage environment, with one extra facility -- the ability to provide \caption and \label statements. As the upper figure ("Figure 1") may not need to span the full width of the text block, I recommend placing it in a minipage environment to facilitate horizontal centering. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "fully encapsulating" a subfigure environment. As subfigure environments are specialized minipage environments, there's no need to encapsulate them further. – Mico May 7 '19 at 11:20