How to split a long figure caption to multiple line? Using \\ doesn't work.

\caption{line 1...
    line 2...
    line 3...} 
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    Explicit line breaks can be given with \newline. For more sophisticated caption styling use the caption package. May 5, 2013 at 18:33
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    Also don't use [H] (It's almost always a bad idea) May 5, 2013 at 21:20
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    In beamer \newline works, but the caption is not centered, any suggestions?
    – adrin
    May 26, 2014 at 18:34

1 Answer 1


Load the caption package; now you can use the standard line change command \\:



\caption{line 1 \\line 2 \\ line 3 } 


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The demo option for graphicx simply replaces actual figures with black rectangles; do not use that option in your actual document.

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    using "\usepackage{caption}" with "\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran}" cause an incompatibility formation, putting all caption on left side. Do you any additional suggest? Oct 25, 2017 at 17:21

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