# [OS X TeX] Figure captions

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Fri May 5 10:46:27 EDT 2006

On 5/5/06, Themis Matsoukas <matsoukas at psu.edu> wrote:
> The journal I'm submitting to wants a list of figure captions
> separately from the graphics. So I removed the graphics and was left
> a series of four "empty" figures that looked like
>
> \begin{figure}
> \caption{blah...}
> \label{fig:foo}
> \end{figure}
>
> so that I don't mess up the \ref{fig:foo} in the text. The problem is
> that latex places 3 of my 4 captions on one page and moves the fourth
> to the next page. My captions are few lines each, so there's more
> than enough room to fit them on page. I finally got around this by
> creating an enumerate environment, copy/pasting the captions, etc.
> but this entirely defies the premise that such manual labor is most
> suited for machines, not humans.
>
> Is there a graceful way to produce a list of figure captions on a
> (single) page?

See <http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=floats>. The
counters mentioned therein are responsible for the number of floats
allowed on a page.

Morten
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