# Remove dot-after-number in figure captions while keeping the dot in chapter/section captions

In my document (using KOMAScript and babel[ngerman]) I have various figures which get captions like "Abbildung 1: ...".

However, as soon as I add a \appendix to the document all those captions change to "Abbildung 1.: ..." (dot in front of the colon). Apparently this is a feature - I want to disable it anyway!

Using pointlessnumbers in the \documentclass options I can get rid of this dott - but then I also lose the dot in chapter/section numbers which I want to keep since "1. Introduction" looks much better than just "1 Introduction".

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Instead of using the pointlessnumbers class option, remove \autodot from the definition of \figureformat.

\documentclass{scrreprt}

\renewcommand*{\figureformat}{%
\figurename~\thefigure%
%  \autodot% DELETED
}

\begin{document}

\chapter{bla}

\section{blubb}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\rule{1cm}{1cm}
\caption{A figure}
\end{figure}

\appendix

\chapter{foo}

\section{bar}

\end{document}
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Thanks, that worked. –  ThiefMaster Sep 2 '11 at 13:23

Just had the same problem with the 'dot' in the figure, respectively table.

Found that

\documentclass[numbers=noenddot]{scrbook}

does the same trick and is much easier than using renewcommands. Just add it to your existing preambles, separated by comma, e.g.

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,numbers=noenddot]{scrbook}
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The OP wanted to get rid of the closing dots in captions, but wanted to keep the dots for chapters/sections. That's what my \renewcommand was for. :-) –  lockstep Jan 4 '12 at 15:14