The following code does not output the caption correctly, font appears in normal size, and "Figure" is not boldfaced.

  \caption{bla bla bla}

I use at the beginning



  • Please read section 3.1 of l2tabu-en. Thou shall not use center in float environments. – Martin Schröder Jul 28 '11 at 21:13

The caption package does not change font size or series of captions and their labels by default. Specify formatting options as desired.


\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}% Remove [demo] to show actual graphic




\caption{bla bla bla}


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  • where do oyu insert the figure here? – Open the way Jul 28 '11 at 19:22
  • I use \rule as a placeholder for \includegraphics. – lockstep Jul 28 '11 at 19:23
  • sorry, I am new to latex, could yo modify your magnificent example so that it includes also a figure loaded from disk? – Open the way Jul 28 '11 at 19:34
  • @flow: Example edited. – lockstep Jul 28 '11 at 19:39
  • yeah, now how can I tell caption to get the same samller font and boldfaced type for "Figure" as usual? – Open the way Jul 28 '11 at 21:25

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