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A reviewer says that I have to ensure that

Captions of figures and tables: Font size should be 8 point.

Is there anyway I can ensure this? As I can't tell what is the size that I am currently using, thanks.

Here's the preamble

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}
 \usepackage{etex}
\usepackage{amsmath, amssymb, url, proof} % mathabx,
\usepackage[
        colorlinks=true,
        citecolor=black,
        linkcolor=black,
        urlcolor=black,
        ]{hyperref}

\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage{listings}
\usepackage{times}
\usepackage{csp}
\usepackage{epsfig}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage[ruled,vlined,linesnumbered]{algorithm2e}
\usepackage{tikz}
%add usepackage%
\usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows,positioning}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usetikzlibrary{trees}
\usepackage{verbatim}
\usetikzlibrary{trees,decorations.pathmorphing}
\usepackage{listings}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[scaled]{beramono}
\usepackage[skip=2pt]{caption}
\lstset{language=XML,
numberstyle=\footnotesize,
basicstyle=\footnotesize,
numbers=left,
stepnumber=1,
frame=shadowbox,
breaklines=true}
\DeclareMathOperator*{\sq}{\square}
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I'd regard this as a bizarre request if you're required to use the IEEEtran class. Can you add a minimal example of your preamble? –  egreg Mar 8 '13 at 9:51
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Why do you manually need to control the font size? Please download the whole bunch from ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/… or ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/IEEEtran and take a look at the templates. –  Masroor Mar 8 '13 at 10:00
    
@egreg I have edited to include the preamble, is there away to print out the size of figures and tables that i am currently using? –  william007 Mar 8 '13 at 10:03
    
@MMA I am aware of that, I am thinking maybe the reviewer are thinking I am not using the default font I guess, therefore am curious is there a way to print out the font size of caption for figures and tables that I am using –  william007 Mar 8 '13 at 10:05
    
@william007 Please, add also the \documentclass line –  egreg Mar 8 '13 at 10:26

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The problem is in your usage of the caption package. Remove it, because it's not really compatible with IEEEtran and it's responsible for the change from the standard font size of captions.

There are some other glitches in your code:

  1. the package times shouldn't be loaded, as it's the default for IEEEtran

  2. the package epsfig is obsolete and should never be used in new documents

  3. the package hyperref should be loaded last (there are some packages that must go after it, but you use none of them)

  4. finally, the csp package seems not to be standard (it's not in TeX Live, for instance); if it's what I found on the net, it should be loaded with the [times] option.

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you are right, the caption package is the culprit, I am adding it to cater for the line break, for details see the attached url, is it possible to get rid of the caption package in this case?:tex.stackexchange.com/questions/101595/… –  william007 Mar 9 '13 at 3:21
    
@william007 I'd simply avoid explicit line breaks that the IEEEtran style doesn't allow. A line break might be substituted by a dash ---, for instance. –  egreg Mar 9 '13 at 10:05

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