# [OS X TeX] Captions in graphix

Dr. Paul Fons paul-fons at aist.go.jp
Sun Mar 10 23:34:45 EST 2002

On Monday, March 11, 2002, at 12:14  PM, Ross Moore wrote:

>>
>> \begin{figure}[h!]
>> \centering
>> \includegraphics{figure1}
>> \caption{The near-edge region of a Cu-doped
>> ($\mathrm{T_{Cu}:800^{\circ}\,C}$) ZnO film (thinner lines) as grown
>> (g)
>> and post-anneal (a). The near-edge spectra for $\mathrm{Cu_{2}O}$ and
>> CuO samples (thick lines) are included for reference }
>> \label{fig:Cu800Ts300}
>> \end{figure}
>>
>>
>> The caption for the graphic is in a *larger* font than the text body -
>> and extends over the margin of the main body text (it looks very bad).
>> Is there someway to "fix" this?
>
> That shouldn't happen. The standard definition for captions
> finishes as follows:
>
>     \normalsize
>     \@makecaption{\csname fnum@#1\endcsname}{\ignorespaces #3}\par
>   \endgroup}
>
> with the data being passed as #3.
>
> It is \normalsize  which determines the font sizes here.
>
> Are you sure that you don't have a different command (e.g. \small )
> for the outside text ?
> Then the \normalsize for the caption will indeed be larger.
>
> If this is the case, you could redefine \normalsize ,
> or just rebind it with  \let\normalsize\small .
> If you try this rebinding, look carefully at other parts of the
> document --- e.g. headers, footers, titles, etc.
> to be sure that you are getting the size that you really want.
>
> (The "right" approach is to define your own document-class
> in which all the sizes are determined explicitly.
> This is definitely the best, when you are going to be creating
> lots of similar documents.)
>
>
>

Whoops, figured it out.  I had used \abstract{ abstract body} to
delimitate the abstract body.  This was making pdftex
think the whole paper content was an abstract and reducing the typesize
accordingly.  I never did understand the limitations
of the \environment{text text} command.  This works for emphasis or the
like does it not, e.g. \emph{a phrase} correctly, why doesn't it work
for something like abstract?

Dr. Paul Fons
Photonics Research Institute
National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Umezono 1-1-1
Tsukuba, Japan 305-8568
tel. 81-298-61-5636 fax. 81-298-61-5615

paul-fons at aist.go.jp

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