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How can I change the size of text for figure captions?

Currently my code looks like,


This makes the Caption in the same size and font as the bulk text of my document. Ideally I would like it to be smaller.

marked as duplicate by Mico, Svend Tveskæg, Andrew Swann, Malipivo, egreg Mar 24 '15 at 11:30

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Use the caption package and declare:


to have your figure captions with \Large font, for example.

Available values are scriptsize, footnotesize, small, normalsize, large, and Large.



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labelfont is only really needed if you want different formatting for the caption label and the caption itself.

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