I want to have an indent at figure captions but not at table captions. I already read the caption documentation but did not find an optional argument to just set this indent for figures. A web search wasn't successful, too. I add a MWE below. Thanks for your help!

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{report}



\DeclareCaptionLabelFormat{figure}{\hspace*{\myindention}{#1} {#2}}

\captionsetup[figure]{labelfont={sl}, textfont={small}, format=plain, labelsep=period, justification=justified, aboveskip=0.5em, belowskip=0.3cm}

\captionsetup[table]{labelfont={normal}, textfont={small, sl}, format=plain, labelsep=newline, justification=raggedright, singlelinecheck=false, aboveskip=0.5em, belowskip=0.3cm}


\caption{This is a figure caption with a long text to show the indent which is defined by a parindent in front of the figure label}
\end{figure}%I want to have the indent in front of the label here
\caption{This is a table caption}%The indent should be deleted here in front of the label


At the moment it looks like this:

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But I want the indent in front of "Tabelle" to be removed:

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  • You can't obtain it this way: captions are centred by default. What does ‘indented’ mean in this case, and what do you want to achieve exactly? – Bernard Aug 10 '16 at 12:21
  • Well, I want to have an parindent in front of the figure caption which works fine. But I don't want to have the same indent for table captions. Here, I want to have no indent and have it completely flushedleft. – SeRe Aug 10 '16 at 12:37
  • Do you mean at the left margin of the page or at the left margin of the table? – Bernard Aug 10 '16 at 13:25
  • I think the left margin of the page. Caption flushedleft, table itself centered. – SeRe Aug 10 '16 at 13:47

Just write:

  • Oh, that was dumb -.- – SeRe Aug 10 '16 at 14:12

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