[OS X TeX] Figure across pages

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Jul 13 11:53:09 EDT 2006

On Jul 13, 2006, at 11:18 AM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:

> I then saw in the LaTeX companion the command \ContinuedFloat,  
> which I could put in the beginning of the second figure and it does  
> the right thing as the above two (great, because I hate hard-coding  
> stuff, like in the above \setcounter the number of subfigures in  
> the first figure environment.
> This also makes sure that the second figure  doesn't show up in the  
> table of figures, awesome.
> Now there are two minor problems:
>  The Figure line on both pages says:
> Figure 2: captionhere
> I want the second one to say:
> Figure 2, continued: captionhere
> I currently did this by putting the second figure in a group (i.e.  
> surround in braces) and in the group adding the line:
> \renewcommand{\thefigure}{\arabic{chapter}.\arabic{figure},~continued}
> This did it, but somehow doesn't feel “the right thing”, if for no  
> other reason since I am hard-coding the fact that my figure  
> numbering follows my arabic numbering. Also, the “, continued” part  
> has really no reason to be part of the \thefigure. I guess I  
> ideally would want to change the place where the “Figure :” part is  
> generated.
> I also want to have both page numbers show up in the table of  
> figures, if possible. I actually am not sure if this is a  
> requirement. I'll send the draft to my dissertation office without  
> it, and hopefully they won't mind. But I would like to know how to  
> do it, for academic reasons at the very least.

Probably the best thing to do would be to look at the definition of  
\ContinuedFloat and extend it with the additional features you want.

Doing the continued page # will be a bit tricky, might need to add a  
\ContinueFloat (no ``d'') command to put in the first one to store  
the first page # so that it can be written out when you execute  
\ContinuedFloat and have the second.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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