# Having the first letter F in uppercase in cross-reference to a 'figure' object

I want the first letter of the paragraph to be in uppercase.

Suppose that we have this sentence:

\cref{fig:moon} shows the color of the moon.


I want the output to look like this:

Fig. 1 shows the color of the moon.

Not like:

fig. 1 shows the color of the moon.

\begin{center}
\includegraphics[scale=0.250]{moon color}
\captionof{figure}{Color of the moon}
\label{fig:moon}
\end{center}

• Do you want that option globally or just for that case? – current_user Aug 2 '18 at 13:56
• Doesn't \Cref{fig:moon} do the job? – Bernard Aug 2 '18 at 13:58
• No because I want to maintain the Fig.1 in blue color as it's used in elsevier latex . Also, I want to apply this MAJ option only for some Fig not for all figs and when I used \cref{fig:moon} we get Figure and I want Fig not Figure – kerdouj kardouj Aug 2 '18 at 14:14

There is an answer by @Werner to this question here. Since this is on stackoverflow and not here in Tex.SX, I shamelessly cite his answer, happy to delete it if someone manages to import this question to make it a duplicate:

This is clearly outlines in the cleveref documentation.

You can either use \Cref, or pass the package option capitalise:

\documentclass{ieeetran}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage[capitalise]{cleveref}
\begin{document}
See \cref{fig:myfigure} or \Cref{fig:myfigure}.
\begin{figure}
\caption{Some figure}\label{fig:myfigure}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


If you wish to customize the way \Cref prints (output Fig. rather than Figure), add

\Crefname{figure}{Fig.}{Figs.}% {<type>}{<singular>}{<plural>}

• In fact there are two problems here : the first one when I capitalise I don't have the Fig.1 in blue color as it should be in elsevier template the second problem is when I capitalise all Figs are capitalised and I don't want this I want to capitalise only some Figs – kerdouj kardouj Aug 2 '18 at 14:07
• @kerdoujkardouj Then you just have to change the creflabelformat as described in the package's documentation. – TeXnician Aug 2 '18 at 14:24