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How do I get the captions for my figures to be placed at the bottom of the picture, just like the captions for tables?

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Place the \caption command below the \inculdegraphics command? –  Seamus Apr 3 '11 at 20:20
    
Ohhh, hahaha. I never thought the order would be important. Thanks Seamus! –  wrongusername Apr 3 '11 at 20:25
    
@Seamus: Please write an answer, so that this question can go off the unanswered list. –  Caramdir Apr 3 '11 at 20:39
    
The order is important. Except if you use the float package and restyle the standard float, then the order is given by the style. Note that by default the distance is set up for captions which are placed below the image or table. For top captions use \setlength{\belowcaptionskip}{\abovecaptionskip}\setlength{\abovecaptionskip}{0‌​pt} inside the specific float environment. –  Martin Scharrer Apr 3 '11 at 20:53

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Instead of manually changing the placement of all \caption commands, you may load the floatrow package:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{floatrow}
% \floatsetup[figure]{capposition=top}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\caption{A figure}
(Figure content)
\end{figure}

\end{document}
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+1 Interesting package. I didn't know it before. –  Martin Scharrer Apr 3 '11 at 21:04

Whether you place \caption above or below the \includegraphics command (or whatever) affects whether the caption appears above or below the included graphic.

Also note that the \label should go below the \caption.

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