I am using the tufte-book class and want to have the captions of the figure enviroment in a different color, especially the word 'figure 1.1'. How can you do that?

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    Aug 23, 2015 at 19:56

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You can change the color of the caption using the \setcaptionfont macro provided by Tufte-LaTeX:


\usepackage{lipsum}% provides dummy text

% Change the color of the captions (but not sidenotes, margin notes, etc.)
  \color{red}% <-- set color here



  \caption{This is an example figure.}



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