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How to renew \caption command to make all title in bold? I do this:


and I get

Figure 1 caption

I need

Figure 1 caption

My try


doesn't work.

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Add font=bf to the options. Or, better, change labelfont to font – egreg May 19 '12 at 18:06
BTW: The caption package does offer a documentation. – Axel Sommerfeldt May 20 '12 at 6:51
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As egreg pointed out in his comment, since you are already loading the caption package, you don't need to redefine \caption; all you have to do is to use the option font=bf instead of just labelfont=bf (the latter affects the whole caption whilst the former only affects the caption label and separator); a little example:



\rule{1cm}{1cm}% placeholder for `\includegraphics`
\caption{A test figure}


enter image description here

Another (but not so economic) option would have been to load caption on the following way

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Perhaps less flexible, you can modify \@makecaption to always print the caption in \bfseries:

enter image description here

% Taken from article.cls, although common to book.cls and report.cls
  \sbox\@tempboxa{\bfseries#1: #2}%
  \ifdim \wd\@tempboxa >\hsize
    \bfseries#1: #2\par
    \global \@minipagefalse
\begin{figure}[ht]\caption{This is a figure caption}\end{figure}
\begin{table}[ht]\caption{This is a table caption}\end{table}
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