I am using


However, I find the caption font size of figures and tables is much smaller than the context. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

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    The IEEEtran class uses the format IEEE wants for its publications. – egreg Nov 8 '14 at 23:57

It is not a problem, it is a feature specific for the IEEE journals. The IEEEtran class was specifically designed to use this formatting for its captions, so it would be not a good idea to override this if you are planning to submit your document to a IEEE journal. That being said, you can change the setting by patching the internal \@makecaption to suppress the \footnotesize switch used by the class; given the implementation of this command, with your settings, you will need to patch the command four times:




\caption{A test caption for a figure}
\caption{A test caption for a table}
Some regular text


The result:

enter image description here

  • Or \xpatchcmd*{\@makecaption}{\footnotesize}{}{}{} with regexpatch; just for information. – egreg Nov 9 '14 at 0:36
  • @egreg OK. Then, I guess, if you agree, we can clean up our comments and leave just your first one. – Gonzalo Medina Nov 9 '14 at 0:43

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