5

Let's say I have a document with just one figure and I don't want that figure to be labeled 'Figure 1:' but only 'Figure:'

How can I do that?

I tried:

\begin{figure*}

but that didn't work! I also tried

\def\figurename{Figure}

but didn't work either

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You didn't provide more details, so I assumed you're using the article class. In this case, you can redefine the figure number to be empty by issuing \renewcommand{\thefigure}{}.

Edit:

If it is necessary also to remove the extra spacing before the colon, one can easily modify the above command to make up for this as:

\renewcommand{\thefigure}{\hspace{-.333333em}}

Here is an example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\renewcommand{\thefigure}{}
\begin{document}

\begin{figure}[h!]
\centering
\includegraphics[height=2cm]{example-image}
\caption{This is the first figure}
\end{figure}

\begin{figure}[h!]
\centering
\includegraphics[height=2cm]{example-image}
\caption{And this is the second one}
\end{figure}

\end{document}

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  • You appear to have a space before the colon. Is this deliberate (French style) or an artefact of removing the numbering? – Chris H Nov 14 '16 at 14:19
  • @ChrisH -- Sure this is an artefact of removing the numbering, but can be easily fixed if necessary by placing a negative \hspace as \hspace{-.333333em}, for example. – AboAmmar Nov 14 '16 at 17:10
2

Load the caption package which enables you to use \caption*. Then you can insert a prefix Figure: :

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\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{graphicx,caption}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
  \centering
  \includegraphics[height=2cm]{example-image}
  \caption*{Figure: This is the first figure}
\end{figure}

\end{document}
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