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I usually apply a \scalebox to resize things, but I always stumble upon the fact that I cannot simply include a \caption{...} in the \scalebox.

As an alternative to \scalebox, I found I may use \resizebox, but this macro also does not allow me to include \caption{...}'s.

Is there anyway to resize both the tabular and the table's caption?

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Using scalebox in this way is going to lead to an inconsistent looking document. Changes to captions (size/font/colour, etc) can be made using the caption package –  cmhughes Jan 16 '13 at 16:21
@cmhughes So, does it mean there's no applicable macro for this case? Something like \scale_tabular_and_caption{...} \= There's no much concern about the looking of this \tabular + \caption and the rest of the document; I just want to have them both resized. –  Rubens Jan 16 '13 at 16:26

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Here is working example of resizing table together with caption.


        \caption{Table caption}
          $t_0~(MeV\cdot fm^3 ) $ & $t_3~(MeV\cdot fm^6)$ & $v_0/\mu~(MeV\cdot fm)$ & $1/\mu~(fm)$\\
          $$ -497.726 & $17270$ & $-166.924$ & $0.45979$\\


FIXED: Example was edited. Thanks!

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+1 it might be worth mentioning that the same approach works with other boxes too such as vbox, parbox, etc. You can also just use \centering rather than \begin{centering}...\end{centering}; finally- table captions should go on top :) –  cmhughes Jan 16 '13 at 17:26
Why figure? Use table and the simple \caption command. There are spurious spaces: one after \resizebox{.5\hsize}{ (and \textwidth would be better than \hsize), one after \end{minipage}. –  egreg Jan 16 '13 at 17:30
Thank you all for the tips! –  Rubens Jan 16 '13 at 18:33

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