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Automatic numbered captions for figures (plots)

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  • Subject: [mg18177] Automatic numbered captions for figures (plots)
  • From: "William F. Campbell" <valentin at>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 23:54:34 -0400
  • Organization: UMD Dept. of Meteorology
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I'd like to be able to do generate a graphic, then automatically generate a cell
in myFigureStyle that has automatic numbering.  I have figured out part of the
process.  Inside whatever graphics command I use, I use
Epilog->{CellPrint[Cell["I enter the figure description here",myFigureStyle]]}.
But I haven't figured out (no pun intended) how to get the cell to start with
Figure 1., so that it actually looks like

Figure 1.  I enter the figure description here

and the next time I use it,

Figure 2.  Here's the caption for my next figure.

In other words, I don't know how to define myFigureStyle.

On a related note, I couldn't find out what all the available predefined styles
are (for cells).  I read somewhere that not all the styles are in the
Format|Styles menu.  In the appropriate section of the Mathematica book, a style called
NumberedEquation is mentioned, but I couldn't find it anywhere (thus I cannot
use it).

Bill Campbell                          Correlation is not cause.

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