# Using the Subcaption package changes caption font

I'm using the SIGCHI conference paper template, and having an issue with the subcaption package. When I don't include it, the template makes the figure captions look like this (the way they are supposed to):

But when I include it, the captions look like this (even if it's just a regular figure, not a subfigure):

I cannot figure out how to make the captions with the subcaption package look like they're supposed to for the template. Here's the MWE:

\documentclass[chi_draft]{sigchi}

\usepackage{subcaption}

\begin{document}
\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{figures/sigchi-logo.png}
\caption{test}
\end{figure}%
\end{document}


Any suggestions for how to force the caption font to the one specified by the template?

• The subcaption package loads the caption package which overwrites the available mechanism with it's own. – Henri Menke Oct 1 '17 at 0:31

This looks fairly close.

\documentclass[chi_draft]{sigchi}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\captionsetup[figure]{font={bf,small},skip=0.6\baselineskip, labelsep=period}
\begin{document}
\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image}
\caption{test}
\label{fig:gps}
\end{figure}%
\end{document}

• @Mico Thanks for the suggestion, I edited accordingly. – Torbjørn T. Oct 1 '17 at 7:05

You get this warning:

Package caption Warning: Unsupported document class (or package) detected,
(caption)                usage of the caption package is not recommended.
See the caption package documentation for explanation.


It simply means that you should not use caption or packages based upon it (such as subcaption) with the sigchi document class.

You can use subfig, if you need subfigures.

\documentclass[chi_draft]{sigchi}

\usepackage[caption=false]{subfig}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\centering