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The `caption' package bundle
Release 2023-09-08
Copyright (C) 1994-2023 Axel Sommerfeldt (axel.sommerfeldt@f-m.fm)

License: LPPL = LaTeX Project Public Licence
Maintenance Status: maintained (by Axel Sommerfeldt)

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  https://golatex.de/               (German)
  https://texwelt.de/               (German)

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The `caption' package v3.6 offers customization of captions of floating
environments such `figure' and `table' and cooperates with the packages

  float, floatflt, fltpage, hyperref, hypcap, listings, longtable,
  picinpar, picins, rotating, sidecap, subfigure, supertabular,
  threeparttable, wrapfig, and xtab.

Furthermore the `floatrow', the `subcaption', and the `subfig' package
supports the `caption' package and uses its \captionsetup interface.

User Manual: caption.pdf (English, currently in review)

Outdated user manuals in Russian and German could be downloaded from


The `bicaption' package v1.6 supports typesetting of bilingual captions.

User Manual: bicaption.pdf (English)


The `ltcaption' package v1.4 fixes caption problems with
other-than-center aligned longtables. (solving LaTeX PR `tools/3387')

A bonus feature is the addition of the environment longtable* which does
not increment the table counter.

This package will be loaded automatically by the `caption' package,
but can be used without the caption package, too.

User Manual: ltcaption.pdf (English)


The `subcaption' package v1.6 supports typesetting of sub-captions
(by using the the sub-caption feature of the `caption' package).

User Manual: subcaption.pdf (English)


Note: The `newfloat' package was removed from this package bundle and was
uploaded to CTAN as stand-alone package.

Note: The `totalcount' package was removed from this package bundle and
was uploaded to CTAN as stand-alone package.

(The pictures cat.eps & elephant.eps were taken with permission from the
 LaTeX Companion examples.)

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (1.4M).

caption – Customising captions in floating environments

The caption package provides many ways to customise the captions in floating environments like figure and table, and cooperates with many other packages. Facilities include rotating captions, sideways captions, continued captions (for tables or figures that come in several parts). A list of compatibility notes, for other packages, is provided in the documentation.

The package also provides the “caption outside float” facility, in the same way that simpler packages like capt-of do.

The package supersedes caption2.

Bug trackerhttps://gitlab.com/axelsommerfeldt/caption/-/issues
Version 2023-09-08
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
Copyright1994–2023 Axel Sommerfeldt
MaintainerAxel Sommerfeldt
TDS archivecaption.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as caption
MiKTeX as caption
See alsosubcaption
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