# Setting caption parameters for figures and tables locally

The answer to a question asked Jan 16 '13 at 4:54 by @manish continued into a discussion on how to set caption parameters locally. The suggestion that this would be done using \captionsetup[figure]{..} or \captionsetup[table]{..} inside the figure or table environment does not work for me either. How can this be done?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx} %% Remove [demo] in your file
%\usepackage{caption}
%\captionsetup[table]{font=small,skip=0pt}     %% Adjust here
%or equivalently
\usepackage[font=small,skip=0pt]{caption}

\begin{document}

Some text...

\begin{figure}[htb]
\captionsetup[figure]{font=large,skip=10pt}
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[height=1in,width=1in,angle=-90]{foo}
\caption{This is a figure.}
\end{center}
\end{figure}

More text...

\begin{figure}[htb]
\captionsetup[figure]{font=small,skip=0pt}
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[height=1in,width=1in,angle=-90]{foo}
\caption{This is another figure.}
\end{center}
\end{figure}

Still more text...
\begin{table}[htb]
\centering
\caption{This is a table.}
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|}
\hline
% after \\: \hline or \cline{col1-col2} \cline{col3-col4} ...
1 & 2 \\
4 & 7 \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

More text...

\end{document}

• Please add a link to the question before! – Mensch Mar 5 '19 at 3:22

Following the documentation of package caption, chapter 1, you have to use

\captionsetup{font=large,skip=10pt}


\captionsetup[figure]{font=large,skip=10pt}
%            ^^^^^^^^


So with the following MWE

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx} %% Remove [demo] in your file
%\usepackage{caption}
%\captionsetup[table]{font=small,skip=0pt}     %% Adjust here
%or equivalently
\usepackage[font=small,skip=0pt]{caption}

\begin{document}

Some text...

\begin{figure}[htb]
\centering
\includegraphics[height=1in,width=1in,angle=-90]{foo}
\captionsetup{font=large,skip=10pt} % <===============================
\caption{This is a figure.}
\end{figure}

More text...

\begin{figure}[htb]
\captionsetup{font=small,skip=-10pt} % <================================
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[height=1in,width=1in,angle=-90]{foo}
\caption{This is another figure.}
\end{center}
\end{figure}

Still more text...
\begin{table}[htb]
\centering
\caption{This is a table.}
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|}
\hline
% after \\: \hline or \cline{col1-col2} \cline{col3-col4} ...
1 & 2 \\
4 & 7 \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

More text...

\end{document}


you get the result (I only used -10pt to make the second changing better visable):

• … and as the statement is inside the specific environment, it works for table just the same. – Reinhard Neuwirth Mar 5 '19 at 5:11