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I used the following command to name my tables in the supplementary file. A question is how can I remove the space in 'Table S 1', so that it becomes 'Table S1'?

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}

    \begin{document}

\renewcommand{\tablename}{Table S}

\begin{table}
\centering
\caption{Remove the space in 'Table S 1', so that it becomes 'Table S1'}
\begin{tabular*}
\hline
    &   p.adjusted  &   Gene Ratio  \\ \hline
TBA &   3.28E-04    &   12/89   \\
\end{tabular*}
\end{table}
\end{document}
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The proper way to do this should not be to change the table name but the table number. Replace \renewcommand{\tablename}{Table S} with

\renewcommand{\thetable}{S\arabic{table}}

If you change the appearance of the regular table numbers, then the following code retains that look and just adds an S, which might or might not be what you want.

\let\oldthetable\thetable
\renewcommand{\thetable}{S\oldthetable}

Changing the table number also affects \ref, giving S1, while changing the table name gives just the number 1.


Another method: Replace \renewcommand{\tablename}{Table S} with

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\tablename}{Table S\@gobble}
\makeatother

The command \@gobble removes the next token (which in this case is the space).


A problem with @samcarters version is that if the caption is longer than one line the space is stretched somewhat, and the negative space doesn't account for that, leaving a small gap between S and 1 (negative space in red, \@gobble in black). enter image description here

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If you want that the “S” also appears in cross references, the correct way is to add it to \thetable:

\renewcommand{\thetable}{S\arabic{table}}

would do good in article, but it would not be good in book. For a “class independent” solution, add

\usepackage{etoolbox}

to your set of packages and

\preto\thetable{S}

in the settings section of the preamble.

If you don't need the “S” in cross references, you can use the caption package:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}

\usepackage{caption}

\DeclareCaptionLabelFormat{addS}{#1 S#2}
\captionsetup[table]{labelformat=addS}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\centering

\caption{Remove the space in 'Table S 1', so that it becomes 'Table S1'}

\begin{tabular}{lcc}
\hline
    &   p.adjusted  &   Gene Ratio  \\ \hline
TBA &   3.28E-04    &   12/89   \\
\end{tabular}

\end{table}

\end{document}

enter image description here

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Add a negative space of the size of a space:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}

\begin{document}

\renewcommand{\tablename}{Table S\hskip-\the\fontdimen2\font\space }
\begin{table}
\centering
\caption{Remove the space in 'Table S 1', so that it becomes 'Table S1'}
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{lcc}
\hline
    &   p.adjusted  &   Gene Ratio  \\ \hline
TBA &   3.28E-04    &   12/89   \\
\end{tabular*}
\end{table}

\end{document}

enter image description here

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