## How can I do a "renewcounter" in latex

### How can I do a "renewcounter" in latex

I am working with report.cls but I want tables to be
numbered consecutively throughout the document.  The file
defines the counter for tables to be numbered within
chapters by

\newcounter{table}[chapter]

so I would like to say

\renewcounter{table}

but this command does not exist.  What is the easiest way to
get the same effect.
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John Jones

### How can I do a "renewcounter" in latex

>I am working with report.cls but I want tables to be
>numbered consecutively throughout the document.  The file
>defines the counter for tables to be numbered within
>chapters by

>\newcounter{table}[chapter]

>so I would like to say

>\renewcounter{table}

>but this command does not exist.  What is the easiest way to
>get the same effect.

On CTAN, in file macros/latex/contrib/other/fragments/removefr.tex,

which does the necessary for you.

Of course, report.cls also defines \thetable (the means of outputting
a table number) in terms of the chapter, too.

So your mini-package to repair the `damage' should be:

<contents of removefr.tex>

\renewcommand{\thetable}{\arabic{table}}

You can of course repeat the latter two lines, edited for the benefit
of figures, too.
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