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Chapter 18. Keeping Long Documents Under... > Making Captions and Figure Numbering...

Making Captions and Figure Numbering Work

In every long document—and most short documents—automatic numbering of figures can save enormous amounts of time and confusion. Whether you opt for the simple "Figure z" (for example, Figure 1, Figure 2) kind of caption, or go for the whole "Figure x-y: Caption text" (for example, Figure 1-1, Figure 1-2) configuration, a little bit of time spent plotting out your captioning course can pay off the minute you change just one figure.

There are two general captioning strategies, depending on whether you need chapter numbers included in the caption:


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