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Appendix for PLoS – get LaTeX supplementary figure annotations right!

October 23, 2013

My last post was about how to compare two latex-files and create a PDF with changes tracked using latexdiff. I needed to do this in order to resubmit a paper to PLoS ONE that had been accepted with some revisions. In short – the editor wanted to see if I had done the job.

In this post I’ll show how I adjusted the figure annotations on supplementary figures using LaTeX.

This is the comment I received from the PLoS production team:

All Supporting Information files intended for publication should have a numbered title with a leading “S” (e.g., Figure S1, Appendix S1, etc.). At a minimum, these files should be listed in a “Supporting Information Legends” section at the end of the article file.

This is what I did to satisfy them:

Below the figure legends and the tables I inserted this section

\section*{Supporting Information Legends}
\renewcommand{\thefigure}{S\arabic{figure}}
\setcounter{figure}{0}

\begin{figure}[!ht]
\begin{center}
%\includegraphics[width=6.83in]{foo1.eps}
\end{center}
\caption{{\bf Some catchy tagline.} And the rest of the caption.}
\label{foo1}
\end{figure}

\begin{figure}[!ht]
\begin{center}
%\includegraphics[width=6.83in]{foo2.eps}
\end{center}
\caption{{\bf Another catchy tagline.} And the rest of the caption.}
\label{foo2}
\end{figure}