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This code:

        \caption{a) Frontal view of the sensor system}
        \caption{b) Perspective view of the sensor system}
        \caption{c) Side view of the sensor system}
\caption{Overview of the system as worn by the subjects}

produces result:

enter image description here

But I want them to be horizontally aligned. How can I do this?

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Use [b] for the first subfigure, similar to the other two. You should also consider using subfig since subfigure is deprecated. – Werner Jul 31 '12 at 18:50
aah, thank you, I thought the [a],[b] and [c] was for enumeration purposes. – jorrebor Jul 31 '12 at 18:53
@Werner OP's probably using subcaption package. – percusse Jul 31 '12 at 19:34
up vote 10 down vote accepted

The interface provided by the subfigure package, specifies the first (optional) argument to indicate the vertical alignment. Using [b] should align be bottom of the sub figures. Analogously, [t] should align the tops.

Instead of numbering the captions manually

\caption{a) ...}

you could use the accompanying \subfigure command:


and change the format of the numbering to your liking.

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subcaption seems to be incompatible with subfig. Is there a solution. But I have many subfloats. Is there a solution with subfig / one that does not require to change all subfloats (without setting height explicitly)? – Martin Thoma Dec 17 '13 at 6:47

I simply couldn't pass this one by, if only just to produce a solution that makes note of the obvious similarities between the sample provided and the classic Tron Guy.

The actual solution uses subfig package, but who cares.

           \subfloat[Frontal view]{%
           \subfloat[Perspective view]{%
           \subfloat[Side view]{%
           \caption{Overview of the sensor system as worn by the subjects.}


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+1 for the comparison :) – jorrebor Aug 9 '13 at 8:24

I found this code:



Worked perfectly :)

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