# Caption-package: caption* does not work?

I have a chapter in which I need for tables and figures to exceptionally not be numbered. Caption package apparently provides for this by using \caption*{title} . However, this does not seem to work for me. Any idea why?

\documentclass[graybox,envcountchap,sectrefs]{svmono}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[labelfont=bf,justification=justified,singlelinecheck=false]{caption}
\usepackage{booktabs,tabularx}
\graphicspath{{Figures/}}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[]
\begin{tabular}{@{}lll@{}}
\toprule
Title of Table \\ \midrule
\end{tabular}
\caption*{Captiontext}
\end{table}

\end{document}


This is the result:

• I don't think caption is compatible with svmono. – egreg Oct 28 '16 at 22:10
• If not, is there any other option for the numbering of tables and figures to disappear? – kuuhkuuh Oct 28 '16 at 22:14
• Why don't you simply write the text without the caption command? – Ulrike Fischer Oct 28 '16 at 22:30

Running LaTeX on your document produces the following warning:

Package caption Warning: \caption will not be redefined since it's already
(caption)                redefined by a document class or package which is
(caption)                unknown to the caption package.


This means you can't use caption with the svmono class.

\RequirePackage{fix-cm}
\documentclass[graybox,envcountchap,sectrefs]{svmono}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{booktabs,tabularx}
\graphicspath{{Figures/}}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[htp]
\begin{tabular}{@{}lll@{}}
\toprule
Title of Table \\ \midrule
\end{tabular}

\caption{\protect\lipsum*[2]}

\end{table}

\begin{table}[htp]
\begin{tabular}{@{}lll@{}}
\toprule
Title of Table \\ \midrule
\end{tabular}

\vspace{\tabcapgap}

\lipsum[2]

\end{table}

\end{document}


• In principle, this appears to work. Thanks! However, what does the \vspace{\abovecaptionskip} do? I am asking, as now the margin between the figure and the text is too wide and I need to manually reduce it only for this single figure. Any idea as to how? – kuuhkuuh Oct 29 '16 at 15:02
• @kuuhkuuh It's the standard space preceding a caption. – egreg Oct 29 '16 at 15:06
• It appears, the the space following the figure/table and preceding the text is by default too wide (i.e. wider than for a caption) and I need to further reduce it to make the text look like a caption. Do you have a suggestion for that? – kuuhkuuh Oct 29 '16 at 15:09
• @kuuhkuuh It is \tabcapgap; I changed the example to show that the spacing is the same in both cases. – egreg Oct 29 '16 at 15:15
• Strange, it does not work for me. Is there a different way to change the margin once? – kuuhkuuh Oct 29 '16 at 15:46