I use simple hanging captions for my tableheadings and figures. However, they are not aligned correctly. I know I can manipulate the indent manually, but I want to understand why they are placed wrong. Its not easy to see, but the second line of the caption seems to be aligned to the empty space after :, not to the first letter of the first line.

Here is my MWE:






\caption{\label{tab:gzf_netzbelastung_ohne} Parameter für die
Bestimmung der der Netzbelastung unter Ausschluss der Gewerbebetriebe.}
Nicht berücksichtigte Haushalte & 10,29 \\\hline
Anzahl Haushalte - $n$ & 30\\\hline
$P_\mathrm{S}$ & \\

Um den Einfluss der Gewerbebetriebe beurteilen zu können, sind die bei
Berücksichtigung dieser Haushalte ebenfalls bestimmt worden. Die zugehörigen
Parameter finden sich in Tabelle \ref{tab:gzf_netzbelastung_ohne}.



I load subfig because I need it in my original document - this package also loads the caption package. However, the same is problem arises without those packages. I also tried leaving the redefinition of parindent, but this also does not change anything.

  • Remove \label{...} from inside \caption and put it under \caption, then remove the white space you typed before \label.
    – Pier Paolo
    Jan 6, 2015 at 17:37
  • @PierPaolo thanks, works like a charm and I feel like a real idiot to forget that space. makes me wonder where the best place would be for the label? Right after \begin{table}? Jan 6, 2015 at 17:39
  • If someone else reading this might also wonder where the best place for the \label is, I found an answer: tex.stackexchange.com/q/32325/41356 Jan 7, 2015 at 12:27

1 Answer 1


You have a space after \label{...} which is so produced in the output.


\caption{Parameter für die Bestimmung der der Netzbelastung unter 
  Ausschluss der Gewerbebetriebe.}\label{tab:gzf_netzbelastung_ohne}


\caption{Parameter für die Bestimmung der der Netzbelastung unter 
  Ausschluss der Gewerbebetriebe.\label{tab:gzf_netzbelastung_ohne}}

will solve the problem. I usually place the label outside (and after) \caption.

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