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If I write

\caption{This is the table.}

in a tabular environment, then the head of the table will appear as:

"Table #: This is the table."

But I want the head of my table to be simply

"This is the table."

ie. without numbering or the word Table before it. What is the easiest way to do that? I really cant find any reference on google on how to do that.

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You can use the caption package and then \caption*{<the caption text>} instead of the normal \caption.

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