[oXygen-user] Subfigure numbering with docbook 5

Bernhard Kleine bernhard.kleine at gmx.net
Fri Oct 26 22:32:31 CDT 2018

Hi Bob,

unfortunately, your suggestion did not work. Obviously a figure is glued
to one page, it cannot be spread on more than one. Therefore, the only
thing that comes to my mind would be to reset the figure number by -1.
Is this possible?



Am 26.10.2018 um 22:48 schrieb Bob Stayton:
> Hi Bernhard,
> This is more of a DocBook issue than an Oxygen XML issue.
> Currently DocBook 5.1 does not support subfigures, but version 5.2
> under development will support a new element named <formalgroup> which
> can contain one or more "formal" elements (table, figure, example,
> equation).  That would allow for subfigures.  However, there is
> currently no release date for DocBook 5.2, nor do the stylesheets
> support that element yet.
> For the current releases, I can only suggest a workaround.  Put two
> mediaobjects in a figure element (they are allowed), and give each
> mediaobject a <caption> element whose para includes  "a." or "b." and
> include subtitles there if needed.    Maybe someone else has a better
> suggestion.
> Bob Stayton
> Sagehill Enterprises
> bobs at sagehill.net
> On 10/26/2018 12:09 PM, Bernhard Kleine wrote:
>> The Docbook definitive Guide does not mention subfigures.
>> The Docbook xsl complete Guide does not either.
>> I have a figure too large that the text can only be read by magnifying
>> glass. So I wand two parts of it on two pages. But I cannot see how to
>> number it correctly Fig. 1a and Fig. 1b. Can please point me in correct
>> direction?
>> Many thanks
>> Bernhard
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