## LaTeX forum ⇒ Graphics, Figures & Tables ⇒ Rename one specific figure to 'Map' rather than Figure and list in list of Figures Topic is solved

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Bakpapier
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### Rename one specific figure to 'Map' rather than Figure and list in list of Figures

Hi guys,

I have a supervisor who is extremely petty about very minor things. So in my thesis, I have a variety of figures. One of these figures is a map of a certain area. My supervisor says that this figure can not be named 'figure 1' (it happens to be the first one in my thesis), but it must be named 'Map 1'. But it must also be listed in the List of Figures (!??!?!!?!) . Of course I have to listen to my supervisor...

I know how to change the word' Figure' but then it would apply to ALL figures. How do I chance the name of the 'figure' in just ONE figure?

My current workaround is:

\begin{figure} [p]\centering\includegraphics[scale=0.75]{FILENAME}\caption*{Map 1: Map of the NAME OF REGION}\label{NAME OF REGION}\end{figure}

This produces an acceptable result, however caption* wont show up in the list of figures. So how do I get it in there?

Johannes_B
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You could define a new list to create a list of maps. But with just one map, this is not very useful.

Just name it Map of Region without a number. That way, there is no assumptioin it shoulld be in some kind of list.

But a map in the list of figures? The list of figures lists figures (hence the name). That is why they are just numbered by default without the explicit word figure before every entry, because what else would be in a list of figures? Socks? Candy bars?

My advice would be to really just make a manual caption. You don't need a floating environment.

Side not: An advisor is almost every time right. Almost. If you are in battle mode, ask where the logic behind this is. If s/he comes up with a very good explanation, go for it. If there is none, go for common sense.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

Stefan Kottwitz
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Strange. A figure can be an image, a diagram, a photo, a map, a flowchart, anything that's like a displayed object with a caption.

As next step, will you have Map 1, Chart 7, Plot 5, Diagram 4? All are figures.

I suggest, convince the supervisor that consistently all are figures (because also the map is treated as a figure, and this both from technical point of view and the typesetting point of view).

Caption can be: Figure 1: Map of the world.

Or whatever. It's a figure, and the caption describes the content, that is: a map.

I know that you have to listen to your supervisor. But try to convince him with the thoughts above. If he is open-minded, that should be fine.

Stefan

PS: take a book of your field of work, that has a map, see if it is listed like all other figures.

Johannes_B
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Well, you can input a table as a graphic from an external tool and it is still a table, though technically a graphic. I can understand this.

In the field of geology, there could be a need for maps. Which would still be graphics internally. But it doesn't change the content of the graphics file.
Other fields could define circuits of electrical stuff to be on its own, they would still be counted as images (or TikZ or pstricks stuff), but the content would be different.
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Bakpapier
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Stefan Kottwitz wrote:Strange. A figure can be an image, a diagram, a photo, a map, a flowchart, anything that's like a displayed object with a caption.

As next step, will you have Map 1, Chart 7, Plot 5, Diagram 4? All are figures.

I suggest, convince the supervisor that consistently all are figures (because also the map is treated as a figure, and this both from technical point of view and the typesetting point of view).

Caption can be: Figure 1: Map of the world.

Or whatever. It's a figure, and the caption describes the content, that is: a map.

I know that you have to listen to your supervisor. But try to convince him with the thoughts above. If he is open-minded, that should be fine.

Stefan

PS: take a book of your field of work, that has a map, see if it is listed like all other figures.

I think I'm just going to defy her and list it as a figure then, if it's really not possible.

She is just really really difficult, however if I argue about something long enough then usually she resorts to being passive aggressive saying 'do whatever you want'. She is a good supervisor, dont get me wrong, but about some of these things she's quite annoying haha.