# Avoiding newline after “Table” in caption while using IEEETran

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

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
``````...
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.