I am using the powerdot class to make my first presentation in LaTeX (LyX). I have a figure whose caption contains a lot of text. Currently the text rolls off the slide. I can manually change the font size, but I'd like powerdot to shrink the text to fit. I have seen that beamer has a similar option.

  • You could use the caption package for typesetting captions with a certain width, such as by


    So the caption would be wrapped at the right margin and continued on the next line. This should be better than scaling the font size, which can result in a hardly consistent design.

  • If scaling is really needed, it can be done using \resizebox of the graphicx package.


use package caption with a smaller text font:




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