I have a weird problem Whenever I use the caption package with beamer class on Mac OS (Windows works fine), Tables labels are changed to Figures (only started happening recently) .. I wonder what could be the problem.

See preamble of my latex presentation:




%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Textclass specific LaTeX commands.
% this default might be overridden by plain title style
% (ERT) argument for the TOC

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% User specified LaTeX commands.
% or ...
%\renewcommand{\tabcolsep}{0.2 cm}
%\setbeamertemplate{caption label separator}{: } 
\usepackage{algorithm, algorithmic}


% or whatever (possibly just delete it)

\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}


\author[latex forum]{example\and \\ \bigskip{}
\institute[]{%\includegraphics[scale=0.07]{institution-logo-filename} \\\\
\date[October 2019]{}




\begin{frame}{CIs Disruptions Examples}

Date & \multicolumn{1}{c}{Disruption}\tabularnewline
{\scriptsize{}November 1965} & {\scriptsize{}Blackout in ten states in the northeastern US affected
30 million people.}\tabularnewline
{\scriptsize{}July 1977} & {\scriptsize{}In New York’s suburbs,10 million people to lose power
for over 24 h.}\tabularnewline
{\scriptsize{}December 1978} & {\scriptsize{}Blackout in part of France due to voltage collapse.}\tabularnewline
{\scriptsize{}January 1981} & {\scriptsize{}1.5 million customers in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming were
affected for 7 h.}\tabularnewline
{\scriptsize{}March 1982} & {\scriptsize{}Over 900 000 lost power for 1.5 h due to high-voltage
line failure in Oregon.}\tabularnewline
{\scriptsize{}December 1994} & {\scriptsize{}2 million customers from Arizona to Washington State
lost power.}\tabularnewline
{\scriptsize{}July 1996} & {\scriptsize{}Blackouts for 2 million customers in 14 states for approximately
{\scriptsize{}August 2003} & {\scriptsize{}Northeastern United States and Canada cascading outages}\tabularnewline

\caption{\label{tab:Disruptions-Examples}Power Disruptions Examples}



  • \@captype is figure from the very start, so somehow \table was clobbered. – John Kormylo Oct 18 '19 at 14:37
  • I am not following .. on windows, the same latex file produces Table 1 instead of Figure 1 – Bassem Oct 18 '19 at 14:43
  • As a quick fix, you can use \begin{table}\expandafter\def\csname @captype\endcsname{table}. – John Kormylo Oct 18 '19 at 14:49
  • Actually, \begin{table}\relax will fix it. Is Beamer's version of \table expecting an argument? – John Kormylo Oct 18 '19 at 14:54
  • BTW, you table of contents mod is backwards: \gobbletableofcontents should come first, assuming you want of remove the optional argument. – John Kormylo Oct 18 '19 at 15:04

This looks like a clear bug. The code sets the code for the table to figure:

  \caption@InfoNoLine{beamer document class}%
  \let\caption@ORI@table\figure %<------------------------HERE

Report it to the maintainer.

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Beamer's version of table must be getting replaced by the caption package. Simply restore it after caption is loaded using


Alternatively, one can save and restore table using:

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