# Spacing between subcaption and subfloat

I'm currently using the subcaption package to set up figures with subfloats. My current code is the following :

\begin{figure}
\centering
\captionsetup{font=normalsize,justification=raggedright,singlelinecheck=false}
\begin{subfigure}[t]{0.48\textwidth}
\caption{}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{Figures/Orientation_total_N1}
\label{orientation_N1}
\end{subfigure}
\hfill
\begin{subfigure}[t]{0.48\textwidth}
\caption{}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{Figures/Orientation_total_N2}
\label{orientation_N2}
\end{subfigure}
\begin{subfigure}[t]{0.48\textwidth}
\caption{}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{Figures/Orientation_total_N3}
\label{orientation_N3}
\end{subfigure}
\captionsetup{font=normalsize,justification=justified,singlelinecheck=false}
\caption{\textbf{Nothing} really interesting}
\label{speed_orientation}
\end{figure}


Such that I have my figure with (a), (b) and (c) at the top left of my subfigures. However, I would like to reduce the vertical spacing between the markers (a), (b) and (c) form the empty subcaptions, and the top of my figure.

How do I do that ? I tried to use :

\captionsetup{font=normalsize,justification=raggedright,singlelinecheck=false,skip = 30pt}


but nothing changed, not matter the value I use after "skip". More generally, how can I change all these length parameters in the subcaption package ?

Thanks a lot !

• Use \captionsetup[sub]... or \captionsetup[subfigure]... – John Kormylo Feb 1 '18 at 17:18
• From the subcaption manual: The default settings for subcaptions are: "margin=0pt,size=smaller,labelformat=parens,labelsep=space,skip=6pt,list=false,hypcap=false". So to override the default skip settings use either \usepackage[skip=...]{subcaption} or \captionsetup[sub]{skip=...} (as John Kormylo already wrote). – Axel Sommerfeldt May 20 '18 at 4:53