# [OS X TeX] Labeling of Figures

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 27 11:07:56 EST 2010

On Jan 27, 2010, at 9:16 AM, Jimi wrote:

> Hei,
>
> I just was wondering why the numbering of some Figures in my article are somewhat messed up when I change the position of \caption and \label in a Figure environment? For example:
>
> This
>
> \begin{figure}[htb]
>  \begin{center}
>    \includegraphics{fig}
>    \label{fig:fig}
>    \caption{caption}
>  \end{center}
> \end{figure}
>
> generates a number of the style section-n0+fig-no while this
>
> \begin{figure}[htb]
>  \begin{center}
>    \includegraphics{fig}
>    \caption{caption}
>    \label{fig:fig}
>  \end{center}
> \end{figure}
>
> generates only a single number (which I actually wanted to have). Is this an option or a bug? Is this MAC specific?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jimi

Howdy,

It's the \caption command that updates the value of the figure number and the format for the figure number so the label should always follow the \caption command.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)