i want to center the table captions.

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I recommend to use the caption package. It provides features for justification, also for centering, such as


It offers many features, just have a look at its comprehensive documentation.

  • Kottwit, for my long table captions, i'm using \newline to make some comments about the tables. But i want these start from left is that possible? this is caption \newline this is more explanation (should be left aligned.) is there a way to do it?
    – berkay
    Commented Apr 19, 2011 at 7:31
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    @berkay: Using \newline inside a paragraph which will be typeset centered is usually a bad idea. Better use \\ instead which should work under such conditions, too.
    – user2574
    Commented Apr 21, 2011 at 5:26
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    I use justification but not solved. paste.ubuntu.com/p/YGNgtbKNBH ibb.co/fKDX18
    – alhelal
    Commented Jul 29, 2018 at 17:05
  • Package caption Warning: Unsupported document class (or package) detected, usage of the caption package is not recommended. See the caption package documentation for explanation. (I use OverLeaf with XeLaTex Compiler)
    – Cohensius
    Commented Oct 27, 2019 at 13:59

Note: If you do not want to change the justification for the whole document you can use \captionsetup{} within a particular figure and it will only change the captions within that environment. Other than centering you may also want to try centerlast.

   \caption{. . . }

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