The figures appear colorful when I refer them in the text:

See: enter image description here

However, the subfigures a & b are not real/automated subfigures. They are belong to 1 figure, I type a and be manually. I want the text also pretend like the Fig. 15a all part of it.

So I want to link "a" to the figure and also at the same color, when it is print of non-print mode.

%% Use TU Delft cyan as the color for titles, unless the 'print' option is
%% specified, in which case we use anthracite, a dark gray, which is also used
%% for the thumb indices.
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    Why don't you use the subfigure environment (from the subcaption package) to make the labels automatically?
    – Bernard
    Jan 27, 2020 at 15:08
  • @Bernard Because there is indeed only one figure. Jan 27, 2020 at 15:31
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    But subfigures are nested in a single figure, usually!
    – Bernard
    Jan 27, 2020 at 15:39
  • @Bernard but I have only one file as a figure Jan 27, 2020 at 15:39
  • Do you mean you include a single graphic file for the two subfigures?
    – Bernard
    Jan 27, 2020 at 15:42

1 Answer 1


You could add empty subcaption boxes to your figure:



\ref{a}, \ref{b}

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