[Tex/LaTex] Continuous numbering of figures and tables


I want the figures and tables to be numbered 1, 2, 3, … until the end of the document instead of 1.1, 1.2, … in chapter I, 2.1, 2.2, … in chapter II and so on.

I know how to convert the "chapter" part of figure/table numbers from Roman to arabic:

\renewcommand \thefigure
    {\ifnum \c@chapter>\z@ \@arabic\c@chapter.\fi \@arabic\c@figure}
\renewcommand \thetable
    {\ifnum \c@chapter>\z@ \@arabic\c@chapter.\fi \@arabic\c@table}

One could modify the above code in order to remove the "chapter" part, but the figure/table counters would still be reset to 0 at the start of new chapters.

Best Answer

Use the chngcntr package for avoiding the counter reset per chapter:


It's very similar to @lockstep's answer here, and you can do it similarly regarding sections in classes which are not based on chapter, such as here also with LyX: How to control figure numbering in LyX.