[OS X TeX] captions without the numbering

Denis Chabot chabotd at globetrotter.net
Mon Dec 25 11:05:22 EST 2006

Thank you very much Maarteen.

This works as expected, although it is above my head and I'm not sure  
what each line does. I thought there was an option I could set to get  
this result. No way I could have ever figured this one alone.

Le 06-12-24 à 15:10, Maarten Sneep a écrit :

> On 24-dec-2006, at 17:42, Denis Chabot wrote:
>> I wanted to play with LaTeX in the context of writing a letter. I  
>> include photos and I wanted to have captions for them, but it  
>> looks a bit too formal to have Fig. 1, etc. at the beginning of  
>> each caption.
>> Is there any way to remove this? Oups, wrong question, I'm sure  
>> the answer is yes. What is the easiest way to remove them? I'm  
>> just using article class because figures do not appear to work in  
>> the letter and KOMA-letter templates available in TeXShop.
> Indeed, this is possible. Glad you added the second question ;-)  
> Figures are not considered standard parts for a letter. If you're  
> happy with using the article class, this might work for you, this  
> is for just with the caption, no number, no label (look up the  
> original in article.cls to see what I changed):
> \makeatletter
> \long\def\@makecaption#1#2{%
>   \vskip\abovecaptionskip
>   \sbox\@tempboxa{#2}%
>   \ifdim \wd\@tempboxa >\hsize
>     #2\par
>   \else
>     \global \@minipagefalse
>     \hb at xt@\hsize{\hfil\box\@tempboxa\hfil}%
>   \fi
>   \vskip\belowcaptionskip}
> \makeatother
> Include this in your preamble
> Regards,
> Maarten

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