Raggedright and caption package

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By default, short captions (spanning no more than one line) will be centered (this is so in standard LaTeX, and the caption package honors this convention); deactivate this using singlelinecheck=off:

\usepackage{caption}
\captionsetup{%
   labelsep=newline,
   justification=raggedright,
   labelfont=bf,
  singlelinecheck=off
}
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Updated on June 22, 2022

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  • Nicolas M
    Nicolas M less than a minute

    I am trying to format my tables and figures' captions with the caption package. What I want is the caption label separated from the caption text by a new line and both of them completly to the left margin. Here is my attempt (and MWE):

    \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article}
    \usepackage[english]{babel}
    \usepackage{fontspec}
    \usepackage{xunicode}
    \usepackage{xltxtra}
    \usepackage{threeparttable,booktabs}
    \usepackage{lipsum}
    
    \usepackage{ragged2e}
    \usepackage{caption}
    \captionsetup{%
       labelsep=newline,
       justification=raggedright,
       labelfont=bf
    }
    
    \begin{document}
    \lipsum[1]
    \begin{table}[htpb]\centering
    \caption{Title.}
    \begin{tabular}{@{}[email protected]{}}\toprule
      abc & abc & abc \\
      abc & abc & abc \\
    \bottomrule
    \end{tabular}
    \end{table}
    \lipsum[1]
    \end{document}
    

    And this is the output:

    Caption with options enabled

    This only way to do what I want is to created a long title:

    Long title with option disabled

    Then the raggedleft option works:

    Long title with raggedleft

    Am I missing something ? Why don't raggedright and raggedleft options work for a sort caption ?

    • Gonzalo Medina
      Gonzalo Medina almost 9 years
      Add the option singlelinecheck=off to deactivate centered short captions.
    • egreg
      egreg almost 9 years
      If you have an up-to-date TeX distribution, loading xunicode and xltxtra is not recommended any more.