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I've got a series of tex documents that I want to make a few changes to for the sake of readability. One that I can't quite get sorted out cleanly (i.e without a massive regex) is setting a max-caption-width; as some of the captions are several lines long and end up looking the same as the body text.

Any suggestions?

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Have a look at the caption package. To globally reduce the caption width you just need to say something like

\usepackage[margin=10pt]{caption}

in the preamble.

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\usepackage[width=7cm]{caption} would also do. –  romeovs Apr 27 '11 at 5:46
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