{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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Force figure placement in text

I have a problem when a lot of figures are in question. Some figures tend to "fly around", that is, be a paragraph below, although I placed them before that paragraph. I use code: \begin{figure}[ht] ...
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Two figures side by side

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Index entries duplicated for captions

In document class book, and package caption, creating index with makeidx. Index entries for the main text and for footnotes collate properly; but those for captions create their own entries. Example: ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Subfig label positioning

Can anyone tell me how to change the horizontal position of subfigure labels? I have: \captionsetup[subfigure]{labelformat=simple,position=top} Is there something like: {position=topleft} to ...
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How can I left-align a caption?

I am using this for captions: \usepackage[font=small,format=plain,labelfont=bf,up,textfont=normal,up]{caption} But they all come out centred - I want them aligned with the left margin - how can I ...
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Styling a lstlisting caption using caption package

I'd like to style a caption in a specific way, but I can't seem to figure out the proper settings to do so. First off, I'd like to change the label from "Listing" to "Algorithm" when I use ...
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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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Remove citation from List of Figures

I have list of figures page. Some of these figures' captions have citation. How can I remove the citation from the list of figures page and keep the citation on the normal pages ? Regards ...
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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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How can I repeat the header but not the caption with longtable?

I am trying to set up a longtable where the header is repeated on every new page but the caption only appears once at the top of the page. The table is defined as follows: \begin{longtable}{|l|l|l|} ...
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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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Table with foot note

I have a table and some of the number inside has some symbol like * and ** which should be explianed as footer ( at the end of the table not the page) I dont know how to do that and I dont want to ...
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Font size of Figure Caption Header

My question is about changing the font size. I have to insert two figures side by side. Coming to inserting the captions for the figures individually: Figure 3: blah blah.....................Figure ...
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Multi-page Figure with subcaption package

I have a figure with subfigures defined using the subcaption package (*not the deprecated subfig or subfigure). I need the parent figure to span two pages with two subfigs on each page. I have ...
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Automatically bold first sentence of a floats caption

How to bold automatically the first sentence of the float caption and second sentence is normal? \begin{figure}[t] \centering \caption{First sentence. Second sentence.} \end{figure} Output should ...
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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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Longtable caption numbering

I am trying to prevent a table from showing up in the list of tables. I used long table to create the table. This is the first table in my document. I know \caption*{} command should do the trick but ...
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Common style for global TOC, LOF, LOT and titletoc partial TOCs (with hyperref & caption)

I am currently writing my PhD thesis, and I have trouble defining a common style for my global TOC and the partial TOCs generated by titletoc. Basically if you check the following MWE, I like the ...