{captions} is about captions for figures, tables and other, custom-defined floats or non-floating illustrations which are formatted to look identical to these floats. A popular package is caption.

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Why does an environment's label have to appear after the caption?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithm} \begin{document} \setcounter{section}{54} \section{A section with no label} \begin{algorithm} \label{myalg} \caption{An algorithm with the label ...
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subcaption vs. subfig: Best package for referencing a subfigure

On this question a comment by Martin H says, that one should forget about the subfigure and subfig packages and use subcaption. As subfig replaces subfigure, no argument there. I am currently using ...
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Two figures side by side [duplicate]

How can I put two figures side-by-side? Not two sub-figures, but two actual figures with separate "Fig.: bla bla" captions. A figure is supposed to spread over the entire text width, but I have two ...
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Change caption name of figures

How can I modify the caption name of a figure? For example I have \caption{This is a figure.} and by default the caption appears as Figure 1: This is a figure. However I want Fig.1 - This ...
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Table and figure side-by-side with independent captions

Looking to put a table and a figure side by side so that the table and figure have their own captions. A crude sketch ------------ ----------------- TABLE | a | b | ...
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Label and caption without float

I’d like to have an environment that works much like a float, except that it doesn’t float. That is, in fact, I’d like to be able to define an environment that has a label and a caption. I ...
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Where to put the \label on a figure environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does an environment’s label have to appear after the caption? I noticed that when I put the \label command before the \caption command in a figure environment, I get ...
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Why should a table caption be placed above the table?

In the papers I read the caption in figure floats is placed below the figure and in table floats the caption is placed above the table. I recognize that this is a common style that a lot of people ...
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Using \footnote in a figure's \caption

Maybe this is an easy one, but I struggled with this now too long :) I want to have a footnote in a caption of a figure, see the example. \begin{figure}[!ht] \caption{a figure ...
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Caption on the side of a figure

Can anyone tell me how to get my caption on side of my figure, and at the same time aligned with the top of my figure?
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Rotate picture with caption

How can I rotate both a picture and its title in TeX? Parameter in \includegraphics allows to rotate only a picture.
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Ignore citations in captions in list of figures when numbering

When using the \cite command in figure captions and the ieeetr bibliography style, then BibTeX numbers the citations as appearing earlier than they do in reality (i.e. the first citation in the ...
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Space after float with [h]

this is my first time here, and I have this question: I'm writing my thesis, that includes many tables and figures in a float environment, with the caption at the end of it. I defined the space ...
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Adding word 'Table' before each entry in list of tables

I need to prefix each entry in list of tables and figures with appropriate text - table or figure for each. Also I need to remove chapter numbers from list, because tables are numbered consequently ...
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How to reduce space between image and its caption?

I m importing one image in latex document. But caption has bigger font than my normal text on page. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} Some text... ...
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Remove colon in the caption of a figure if the caption is empty

One of my figures should not have a caption, only the normal numbering. To get this, I use this code: \begin{wrapfigure}{l}{4cm} \begin{center} \includegraphics[width=3cm]{graphic.pdf} ...
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Center caption in listing

I want to put the caption of my listing in the center but I can't do that. Do you have any idea how I could achieve this? The code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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tikz legend in caption

I have adapted a piece of code that I found on the Q&A forum multiple legends in pgfplots as follows in order to include the legend of a drawing directly into the caption: EDIT 1 ...
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Using an image as a table

I have an image containing tabular data and would not like to convert this to a real table. What I do want is for this image to have a proper caption and be included in the listoftables. Is it ...
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How to remove figure label?

I'm using floatrow package to organise my figures, but then would like to add an image in the preliminary chapters which should NOT contain figure label e.g. Figure 1, but only the caption To my ...
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List of Figures - how to add caption label

I'm using the caption package. In the List-Of-Figures I get only the numbers, but I also want to have the prefix. It currently looks like that: List of Figures 1 Caption of Figure 1........1 ...
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ContinuedFloat, and Subfloat

In my thesis I have a lot of figures with a common caption and multiple subfigures (a,b,c..etc). I wanted to split them between the pages because I don't want to fit them all in one page, therefore I ...
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Create caption without float *and* without caption package?

In the appendix of my thesis, there is a large number of tables and longtables which does not need to float, as they shall appear one after the other just how they fit on the pages (and it is no ...
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Margin Figures/Captions

I have two figure/caption related questions. Firstly, in many textbooks, it is customary to put thin figures (along with their captions) entirely in the outer margin of the page. What is the most ...
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How to force table caption on top?

I have a table which works ok...as per example below. But in the thesis, the right column is centered and caption forced to below table. Is there a way I can make it look like? ...
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Formating captions in longtable tables

I'm typesetting my dissertation using Springer's svmono class. The class defines its own formatting of table and figure captions. I have a couple of multipage tables which I typesetted using longtable ...
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Change the font of figure captions

I would like to italicize my figure captions and make them smaller. How can I do that?
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How can I modify vertical space between figure and caption?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[draft]{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \setlength\fboxsep{124pt} \setlength\fboxrule{1pt} \fbox{\includegraphics{dummy}} \caption{Dummy ...
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How can I inject the proper amount of vertical space between captions and figures?

In my source document, I have an image and a code listing, separated by some text. When I generate PDF using pdflatex, the image is just above the listing, and it looks like the caption for the image ...
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putting a tikzpicture inside a \caption{}

I'm attempting to put a small tikzpicture inside a \caption{} belonging to a figure environment. The reason for doing this is fairly simple - to create an in-caption legend for a PGFplot, with ...
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Placing graphics inside figure captions

Similar to putting a tikzpicture inside a \caption{}, I would like to insert an external icon inside figure captions, something like: \begin{figure} \caption{text with \includegraphics{icon} ...
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Centering a subcaption

I have three figures that I want to place next to each other. That is fine. In addition, however, each subfigure has a caption on its own and the crucial thing with these is that I have to have two ...
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How to use a longtable with only one entry in the list of tables

I'm using longtable to spread my table over three pages. Unfortunately the caption is also added three times to the list of tables. Is is possible to have it displayed only once?
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Multiple listings styles

In using the listings package, how can I have a distinct \lstlistingname value for each type of listing. Lets say my document has C++, R and Pseudo listings, and I would like the \lstlistingname ...
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Caption at foot of long tables ('longtable' package)

I would like to ask a question about longtable package. I've already posted it in other forums. I have a long table (a several-pages-long one) using longtable package and I would like to add a table ...
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Caption issue when placing figure side by side

I placed 2 figures side by side using the minipage method from this post, and the figures look perfectly fine. However, the caption of the right figure stick out into the margin, why is that and how ...
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Caption parbox 6.0 pt too wide

For my listings, I use this caption setup: \usepackage{caption} \DeclareCaptionFont{white}{\color{white}} \DeclareCaptionFormat{listing}{\colorbox{gray}{\parbox{\textwidth}{#1#2#3}}} ...
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Cite in the caption of a graphic but not in \listoffigures?

Sometimes I'd like to cite the reference in the caption of a graphic. But I want to avoid that this citation is displayed in the \listoffigures. How can I achieve that? Fore example with this code: ...
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Framed text with a float in it

I'd like to frame the text between \startfoo and \stopfoo, but there is a float in it. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \startfoo \begin{figure}[h] some float with a \caption{...} ...
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How to add line break to caption without using caption package

I wish to add a line break to a caption, but I would wish to avoid adding of caption package. Is it possible? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[format=plain, ...
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Remove colon in the caption of a figure without using caption package

I know that I can Remove colon in the caption of a figure if the caption is empty when I simply use the caption package. But let's say I am using a journal-specific class (e.g. elsarticle) that has ...
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Control spacing around table caption

I want to put several tables in the same table float like this: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} \begin{table} \caption{Internal ...
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Line break in table caption using beamer

I would like to add a line break in a centered table caption with beamer. I can't seem to figure it out. Here is sample code: \documentclass[xcolor=pdftex,svgnames,table]{beamer} ...
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How to put subcaptions below subtables, and increase gap between subtables with 'subfigure'?

Using 'subfigure', how can I create subtables within a table, such that a) subcaptions are underneath each subtable, and b) there's a reasonable horizontal gap between the subtables? So far I've only ...
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Beamer Presentation: Figure has no number?

I am giving a presentation and therefore I am using the beamer class. I have included some figures and it works, but there is no number after "Figure". My code: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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How to put two images next to each other with a) and b) labels?

I want to put two images next to each other and in order to do that I have written these code: \begin{figure}[h] \begin{minipage}{16pc} \includegraphics[width=16pc]{P_1.eps} \caption{\label{fig4} ...
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Using TikZ inside a figure caption

I have a PNG plot with a couple of black patches in it, and I'd like to refer to it in the \caption of of the figure. According to the TikZ manual, I'd have to \tikz \fill[black] (1ex,1ex) circle ...
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Change caption font size

I want to change the font size of a single rotated table caption (definitely not all the captions in all my tables/figures) Right now I can wrap the text inside the \caption around a \scriptsize{} ...
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How to build and combine sophisticated layouts in figures

How can I get a layout like the one below in my document?                 With this question, I am looking for: An ...
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Captions for figures in \listoffigures

When I use \listoftables and \listoffigures I get in the list long captions that appear next to the tables/figures. I would like to use short captions for this list which summarize these captions. Is ...