I am using the scrbook (KOMA Script) class, as this MWE shows:



\chapter{Lorem ipsum}


    My figure here.
    \caption{My caption}

It's working, by and large, with one exception: The caption reads

Abbildung 1.: My caption

Notice the superfluous dot before the colon? It's clearly due to using parts; if I stick to chapters and sections only it's formatted as intended.

Any bright ideas?


1 Answer 1


By default, the KOMA-Script classes will add a period at the end of sectioning numbers, float numbers etc. if a \part or \appendix command was issued. To counter this behaviour, add the class option numbers=noendperiod. See section 3.16 of the KOMA-Script manual for further details.

If you want to change the default behaviour only for figure and table captions, add the following to your preamble:

%  \autodot% DELETED
%  \autodot% DELETED
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    Works like a charm! You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
    – Ingmar
    May 20, 2014 at 13:18

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