1. this

\usepackage{chngcntr}
\counterwithout{figure}{chapter}

helped me to convert numbering from 1.1 , 1.2 to 1 , 2 that was useful thanks

• tom

Thanks for your comment. That’s a neat trick. Best, Tom.

2. Manuel

This was very useful, but how did you add “Chapter 1”, “Chapter 2” and so on?

• tom

Hi Manuel,

How to add the chapter to the list of figures and tables is explained in this post.

Cheers, Tom.

3. Antti

Is there away to use normal article type countering for main text, and then, in the appendices, to use section-wise equation counter (iike (A.1), (A.2), (A.3))

• Antti

This was easy. The amsmath command

\numberwithin{equation}{section}

in the middel of the text does it, ie this command does not need to be in the preample.

Hi my problem is very strange. My document is using the article class, but the section numbers are shown for the figures, figure 2.3, instead of figure 4.

chngcntr does not work for me, because \counterwithout{figure}{chapter} only works for book class, not for article class. Any suggestion? Thanks.

• tom

You would have to provide a minimal working example for me to reproduce the problem.

Thanks,
Tom