I am using this for captions:


But they all come out centred - I want them aligned with the left margin - how can I do this?


Add the options justification=justified,singlelinecheck=false. This is described in the caption manual.

  • brilliant thanks... is there anyway to "pad" the top of a caption so it has a little space above it?
    – flesh
    Sep 17 '10 at 1:15
  • Again, this is in the manual. It's the skip option.
    – TH.
    Sep 17 '10 at 1:20
  • forgiveme, i only started on latex today, i dont even know where i'd find the manual!
    – flesh
    Sep 17 '10 at 1:26
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    If you're using TeX Live, run texdoc caption at the command line. Otherwise, you can just read it on the web.
    – TH.
    Sep 17 '10 at 1:46

Put \captionsetup{singlelinecheck = false, justification=justified} after \begin{figure} would solve the problem.

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    – CarLaTeX
    Feb 17 '17 at 17:13
  • Moreover, your answer is a duplicate of the one already present.
    – CarLaTeX
    Feb 17 '17 at 17:17
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    @CarLaTeX To be honest, I think, that the crucial information here is mentioning \captionsetup macro.
    – Eenoku
    May 29 '19 at 14:14
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    @Eenoku You're right, the original answer is even more incomplete.
    – CarLaTeX
    May 29 '19 at 15:12

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