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How to change the name of document elements like “Figure”, “Contents”, “Bibliography” etc.?

I was using minipage in LaTeX for my appendices in one of my English assignments, when I tried to do minipage, like so:

    \caption{Nelson Mandela}
    \caption{Mandela’s Prison Cell}

In the actual appendices part, it always shows the picture, then the caption below it. Before the caption there's always a Figure #:, like so: "Figure 1: Nelson Mandela." I want to change the Figure 1: to Appendix 1:. Does anyone know how to change it?

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Just before the beginning of your figure - block, put


That will produce the desired output.

(Stylistically however, I would advise against doing this. An image on its own is rarely an appendix. I would rather have "Appendix 1" as a heading and then the image below that without an additional caption.)

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