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I am trying to remove the caption prefix, "Figure", for my figures in beamer. I tried doing this but it made no difference.

Heres a minimum working example: As you can see, I have included the caption package.



% \usepackage{makeidx}
% \usepackage{sidecap}

\setbeamertemplate{footline}[page number]
%\setbeamercolor{structure}{bg=yellow, fg=black}



\title[PT]{Presentation Title}
\author[Author1]{List of Authors}
\institute[Univ]{University Name}

\begin{frame} % Cover slide

\frametitle{Evaporating liquid film, G=0.0, S=100, M=35.1, Pr=7.02, E=0.0001, R=0}

    \caption{Wavenumber k=2}

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Have you seen this one ? – Benedikt Bauer Nov 12 '12 at 20:07
@BenediktBauer This will still attach the word "Figure" before my caption. I am trying to get rid of the word "Figure" – drN Nov 12 '12 at 20:08
Not using a figure environment maybe? Put it inside a block etc. – percusse Nov 12 '12 at 20:23
@percusse But how can I not use a figure env. as I need figures? Plus I have 80+ pages of figures. this doesnt sound like a fun exercise! :P – drN Nov 12 '12 at 20:24
figure environment is not needed to include figures. Just use \includegraphics... directly and you'll see what I mean. You don't need floats in beamer as they are placed directly on the same slides.. – percusse Nov 12 '12 at 20:26

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Renew caption template





No need to load any other packages. You may even add some fancy stuff like a

\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=.5\paperwidth, sep=.2ex]{block body}\insertcaption%

Which basically gives you a colored box around the caption (when a color-theme is used).

You can use :


if you want to switch back the parameter to its default value, for example if you want the change to be only local.

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OK... so what does this to? – drN Nov 12 '12 at 20:16
Removes "Figure". You will see the effect when you compile the code. – bloodworks Nov 12 '12 at 20:21
somehow this didn't work, I still see the "Figure" prefix. – Jinghao Shi Nov 18 '13 at 17:51

You can use the caption package:


\captionsetup[figure]{labelformat=empty}% redefines the caption setup of the figures environment in the beamer class.



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Notice that since I am only redefining the caption style for figures the rest are left intact as defined by the beamer class.

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This didn't work for me. – drN Nov 12 '12 at 20:37
@drN Why? Isn't that what wanted? That is, to remove the Figure and numbering from the caption? – azetina Nov 13 '12 at 0:47
perhaps my question should have been clearer: Yes you understand it right. I wanted to remove the prefix "Figure". I had already been able to remove the number. However, \captionsetup[figure]{labelformat=empty} did not work. I am not sure why. – drN Nov 13 '12 at 15:08
@drN Probably you had to recompile. That is, delete all .aux files created by the compilation and then compile again with the new setting. Just saying. – azetina Nov 13 '12 at 15:14

The solution is very simple. Just put the caption below the \includegraphics... command with a double left slash. You don't need to use the caption command, only if you need to number figures, which is note very common in a presentation:

\\ <your caption here>
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I've been having trouble with the caption package in Beamer, and the options above using this package weren't working for me.

However, this in the preamble seemed to do the trick:

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