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I have a figure and include it in LaTeX using \includegraphics in a \figure floating environment. The caption is at the top. Basically I would like to have a note below the figure too. I see some entries for tables but not for figures. Please suggest!

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What kind of note do you need? Can you make an example? –  egreg May 19 '12 at 19:39
    
@egreg Just like what lockstep has made below, actually. –  Abhimanyu Arora May 19 '12 at 19:50
    
After the \includegraphics instruction, be sure to leave a blank line, followed by whatever extra information you wish to provide. If you feel you need to add a bit of vertical separation between the graphic and the subsequent blurb, add an instruction such as \smallskip or \medskip after the blank one and before the text of the blurb. –  Mico May 19 '12 at 20:45

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The floatrow package offers the \floatfoot macro for notes in addition to a float's \caption.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[capposition=top]{floatrow}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
% \centering% default with `floatrow`
\rule{1cm}{1cm}% placeholder for `\includegraphics`
\caption{A figure}
\floatfoot{A note}
\end{figure}

\end{document}

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Thanks lockstep. There seems to be a problem now, the (additional) first page of the compiled document has some nonsensical text and there are '%' signs floating around the document. The good news is that there is a note below the figure right where it should be. Any clue how I could rid away that funny text and the '%' signs? –  Abhimanyu Arora May 19 '12 at 19:44
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@AbhimanyuArora Perhaps there's a conflict stemming from the order of packages loaded (you don't load floatrow after hyperref?). But without a compilable example it's hard to say. –  lockstep May 19 '12 at 19:48
    
@locktep, yes. I load it right at the start and things are better now. –  Abhimanyu Arora May 19 '12 at 19:52

Another option is to use the \caption* command from the caption package:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{caption}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\caption{A figure}
\rule{1cm}{1cm}% placeholder for `\includegraphics`
\caption*{A note}
\end{figure}

\end{document}

enter image description here

If the notes should use separate different formatting than the one used for the captions, a simple definition of a new command using \captionsetup will do the job:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{caption}

\newcommand\fnote[1]{\captionsetup{font=small}\caption*{#1}}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\caption{A figure}
\rule{1cm}{1cm}% placeholder for `\includegraphics`
\fnote{A note}
\label{fig:test}
\end{figure}

\end{document}

enter image description here

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Another option:

\begin{figure}
    \centering
    \includegraphics[scale=YOUR_FIGURE_SCALE]{YOUR_FIGURE.pdf}
    \begin{minipage}{YOUR_SPECIFIED_WIDTH}
    \footnotesize
    \emph{YOUR NOTES}
    \end{minipage}
    \caption{YOUR FIGURE CAPTION}
    \label{YOUR_FIGURE_LABEL}
\end{figure}
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Welcome to TeX.SX! Why 2.1\linewidth? –  Torbjørn T. Feb 12 at 9:51
    
Thanks! Was just copy-paste issue from my code- edited for clarification –  schmi Feb 12 at 9:55
    
Thanks very much –  Abhimanyu Arora Feb 12 at 10:04
    
@schmi: I rejected your edit in tex.stackexchange.com/a/141959/13304 because \text would work, i.e. \begin{equation} \text{smth smth}\end{equation} or $\text{smth smth}$if you load the amsmath package. –  Claudio Fiandrino Feb 12 at 10:41

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