This is slightly similar to the question about renaming the figure caption (answered here), but now I want to change the symbol appearing right after the number, e.g.:

Figure 1: ... into Figure 1. ....

Table 1: ... into Table 1. ....

  • I use the caption package, but no babel (although all approaches are welcome).
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    It's hard to say without seeing a full example document, but the most obvious way would be with the labelsep option to the caption package: \usepackage[labelsep=period]{caption}, since you're using that. See the documentation. If that doesn't work for you, please post a complete minimal working example.
    – frabjous
    May 31, 2022 at 19:24
  • Perfect! Worked like a charm. Maybe add an answer to mark it?
    – Maverick
    May 31, 2022 at 19:34

1 Answer 1


As mentioned in the comments, you can set the punctuation that appears after the figure or table number using the caption package's labelsep option. E.g., to get a period:


See the caption package documentation, page 6.

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