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How do you set the caption name to say foo instead of figure? I have tried using a custom environment but am encountering several issues.

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\renewcommand{\figurename}{foo}? But it depends if you're using babel or not. – egreg Apr 19 '13 at 11:57
Have a look at the caption package. – Ronny Apr 19 '13 at 12:02
What exactly do you mean by "encountering several issues"? What have you exactly tried and what were the problems you had? – Axel Sommerfeldt Apr 19 '13 at 19:13
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The renewcommand was what I was looking for as can been seen below.

\renewcommand\<name of environment>caption{foo}

If by replacing the name of environment the above command does not work, please refer to the environment documentation particularly the command which prints the caption.

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