.figure command

The .figure command numbers the figures sequentially using the current chapter number followed by a dash and the sequence number within the chapter.


.figure text




text Descriptive word or phrase to display next to the sequential number of the figure.


The descriptive text and the sequential number are recorded in the table of contents under the figure headings.

If chapter numbers are suppressed, figures are numbered sequentially with a single number, that is, figure 1, figure 2, and so on.