## LaTeX forum ⇒ Graphics, Figures & Tables ⇒ Figures do not start at 1

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brucebrown
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### Figures do not start at 1

I have a problem with referencing. My references are starting from the LIST OF FIGURES and in the text i end up having number 11 as the first one. I want my references in the text to start from number 1 and continue being numbered in the order of appearance in the text.

Pliz help me, I am stuck. I am writting a disserattion and i am using the book class. i am using lyx version 2.0.0

Stefan Kottwitz
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Hi Bruce,

welcome to the forum!

Since that numbering is not the default, we need to now something about your document settings.

Can you do a pdfLaTeX export from LyX? It gives you a .tex file. You could post it here as attachment: the link "Attachments" is below the text edit field, when writing a post. It's probably enough to post just the part until \begin{document}, so you don't need to share the actual text content with us.

Thanks,

Stefan

rais
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Sounds to me like the OP uses some unsrt bibliography style and has (ten, at the moment) \cite commands within the argument of a figure's \caption command, hence those citations first appear in the list of figures (if the LOF is placed before the main body of the text).

Should that be the case, I'd use caption's optional argument to get rid of those citations in the LOF.
\caption[figure caption without cite command]{figure caption with possible cite command}

KR
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Stefan Kottwitz
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Hi Rainer,

you may be right, I just thought he meant references done by \ref.

Stefan