# Caption figure in Latex

When I insert a figure in latex, i see under the caption the term "figure". The editor is Gummi on Ubuntu.

The code that I inserted this code:

\usepackage{caption}
\begin{figure}[htp]
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=0.5]{Plot.jpg}
\caption{Input used to produce this paper.}
\end{figure}


Reducing the code leads to the following minimal working example

\documentclass{ieee}
\usepackage{caption}
\begin{document}
\begin{figure}[htb]
\caption{Input used to produce this paper.}
\label{fig-example}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


You get a warning, that package caption does not work with the class, commenting (prohibiting) the package loading solves the issue.

Disclaimer: The class is pretty old and IEEE has replacements.

• Thanks, but if i want center the caption text of the figure, how can i do this ? – Ellipticat Mar 27 '15 at 20:21
• This is a class for submission to a journal. Ask the journal editors, they might point you to the new replacement classes. If you don't want to submit to IEEE, use class article to get your work done. – Johannes_B Mar 27 '15 at 20:24

This is a my guide to solve this problem on Ubuntu systems.

1) Install the recommended fonts

sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended


2) Install Gummi from Ubuntu Software Center

3) Install these packets for Latex

sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-latex-extra texlive-math-extra texlive-pstricks texlive-science latex-beamer


4) Download the model IEEEtran from: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/IEEEtran/

5) After you can open the model and use:

\usepackage{caption}


In the figure, type caption in this mode:

\begin{figure}[htb]
\centering
\caption{Input used to produce this paper.}
\label{fig-example}
\end{figure}