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IEEETran has the following style for table caption:

Table <number>  
<caption>

But I would like to have it, without a line-break, as:

Table <number>. <caption>

This would also be consistent with the caption style for figures. Is it possible?

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Load the package caption. –  Marco Daniel Aug 15 '11 at 16:35

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If allowed to perform such alteration to a paper's documentclass, you should use the caption package to modify the table caption formatting. Try adding

...
\usepackage{caption}% http://ctan.org/pkg/caption
\captionsetup[table]{format=plain,labelformat=simple,labelsep=period}%
...

to your document preamble. If there is a marginal difference between other float captions and the redefinition using the caption package, then you can redefine those ones as well for consistency. There are, in fact, a multitude of other caption formatting options available. Read the package documentation for more details.

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Thanks, it worked! –  Chan Li Aug 15 '11 at 16:58

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