# adjusting font size of all captions with prefered font size

I would like to change the font size of all captions in my thesis. The solutions I saw, were referring to use Caption package and font=footnotesize. However, this option is not suitable for me while I want to have the font exactly adjusted. As an example, the font size of the text is 11pt and I want the captions to be either 10pt or 9pt.

• If 11pt is the normal text font size, then \small is 10pt and \footnotesize is 9pt. – campa Feb 10 at 13:39
• I could not apply small to every captions. However, what Ulrike suggested works. Thanks for your comment. @campa – Hamed Feb 10 at 15:16

You can define a special size with \DeclareCaptionFont:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{caption}
\DeclareCaptionFont{specialsize}{\fontsize{8.3pt}{10pt}\selectfont}
\begin{document}

\captionof{figure}{Normal size}

\captionsetup{font=specialsize}
\captionof{figure}{Special size}

\end{document}

• This works. Thanks Ulrike. – Hamed Feb 10 at 15:16