# Caption left align with first word

For a scientific article I am required to format captions of figures and tables in such a way that whenever it is longer than one line, the second (and third, etc.) line aligns with the first word of the caption (not the Figure 1:, but the actual first word).

How do I make this work?

• Welcome to TeX.SX! A minimal working example (MWE) is greatly appreciated. Nevertheless maybe your questions is already answered. – Bobyandbob Jun 8 '17 at 13:11

You can simply use the caption package with the format=hang option.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[format=hang]{caption}

\begin{document}
\begin{figure}

\caption{This tends to be a very long figure caption which is really superfluous, but of course breaks the line.}
\end{figure}
\end{document}

• Have a look to the starter tour. Instead of "Thank you", you can mark the answer as "accepted" and vote for it. Accepting means that it worked for you. – Bobyandbob Jun 13 '17 at 12:36