Issue 100839 - Subfigures in a figure (nested figures) with captions
Summary: Subfigures in a figure (nested figures) with captions
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal with 3 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2009-04-03 17:17 UTC by samix
Modified: 2014-04-04 08:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description samix 2009-04-03 17:17:13 UTC

It is quite common in engineering and sciences, and possible other fields as
well, to show a figure with subfigures in it. This feature of adding subfigures
and, optionally, their own captions and labels does not exist in OOo at present.

In this scenario of subfigures in a figure, a figure has a caption and a label
as usual, e.g. "Figure 2: The various stages of development." This figure in
turn contains further figures, optionally with their own labels and captions,
e.g. first subfigure may be "(a) Initial", second subfigure may be "(b) Middle",
and so on.

This means that the labels of the subfigures reset their numbering within a
figure. That numbering should be, of course, customizable.

Also, the List of Figures usually does not list the subfigures.

Further, in the text it is quite common to cross-reference the figure (e.g. "See
Figure 2") and subfigures (e.g. "... as shown in Figure 2-a").

In other words, the subfigures should have their own numbering, but only within
the scope of the figure they are a part of (numbering resets in every figure),
and it should be possible to cross-reference subfigures in the text.

Last time I tried this was in OOo 2.4.1 last fall and it appeared to be not
easily possible. I raised this topic in the OOo user mailing list and discovered
that this feature was not present in OOo at that time.

One can refer to the subfig package of LaTex for possible algorithmic details
and to see what this kind of a feature usually looks like:

Regards and thanks.

Comment 1 eric.savary 2009-04-03 17:20:48 UTC
Comment 2 samix 2009-04-07 04:41:20 UTC
BTW, I just notices a similar request elsewhere in another issue. See
"Additional comments from warnerpj Fri Dec 19 07:12:06 +0000 2008" here:

Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-04 08:06:08 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m15(Build:9761)  -  Rev. 1583666
2014-04-01 13:50 - Linux x86_64