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The LaTeX caption package

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

The caption package (and in earlier versions the now superseded caption2 package) implements customized captions within floating environments. In particular, the package allows definition of the caption width and alignment, caption label font size and font attributes, and caption font size. The package also supports rotated captions for floating objects that are presented sideways.

Note that the TrueTeX Previewer provided with SWP and SW doesn't support rotation; you must use a different DVI previewer and print driver if you want to use the caption package to create rotated captions in a DVI file. However, PDF viewers do support rotation, so you can use the packages to create rotated captions in typeset PDF files.

Add the package to your document. Then, with the Options and Packages command on the Typeset menu, you can set options that affect the alignment, centering, font size, and font attributes of captions. Additional commands are available for changing other caption attributes, such as the margins used for captions and the space around captions. The installation program places the package in the TCITeX/TeX/LaTeX/contrib/caption directory.

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Last revised 02/07/06

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