## Re: increase size of figure and table captions

 Roy Schestowitz wrote: > _____/ On Mon 05 Dec 2005 03:41:04 GMT, [Matthew.Kelly] wrote : \_____ > >> Hi all, >> >> I apologise that this is a trivial question that would probably be >> answered with just a little digging. >> >> One of the examiners of my thesis decided that the figure and table >> captions were too small, so I was wondering what the best way of >> making them bigger. Currently they are the same font size as the >> text. If there is no easy way I will just spend the same time making >> up a reason that this is the appropriate size for captions. >> >> >> Matthew > > Hi, > > Captions should usually be smaller than standard text and most > templates enforce this. Yet, anyone who makes a big fuss over it is most > likely dis- tracted by unimportant detail. Either way, the naive > solution: > > * Highlight the caption text > > * Go to the Layout menu item > > * Open the "Character..." window > > * Change size to "Small" or "Smaller" > > * Press Apply/OK > > If you built your document in a way whereby captions can be > distinguished > from text (perhaps a float caption), then you can modify the style > appro- > priately in the Preamble. LaTeX is not a strong skill of mine, so I > can't > give you a snippet of code. This rids you from the need to change > many captions repeatedly with the risk of forgetting to change a few. > > Hope it helps, A better way would be to redefine the caption environment. Herbert Voß's tips and tricks pages at http://tug.org/TeXnik/mainFAQ.cgi/ (available as a link from www.lyx.org too...) have all sorts of mind blowing magic. In this particular case, I've used the following in my preamble in the past. %% Set the captions to be italic \newcommand\myCaption[1]{\itshape\refstepcounter{figure}% \begin{center}\figurename\ \thefigure :\ #1\end{center}\upshape} \let\caption\myCaption Adjust to suit. -- Angus