[OS X TeX] Tweaking Figure label

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Feb 7 11:06:58 EST 2007

On Feb 7, 2007, at 16:37, John B. Thoo wrote:

> Hi.  I'm sorry if this is not the right forum to ask this  
> question.  You may direct me to the right forum.
> A journal wants the figure label in the caption to be in bold, but  
> the reference to the figure in normal text.  I can accomplish the  
> former by editing "article.cls"
>   change   \renewcommand \thefigure {\@arabic\c at figure}
>   to       \renewcommand \thefigure {\textbf{\@arabic\c at figure}}

I assume you put those renewcommand commands in the preamble of your  
own document, rather than editing article.cls. Please leave  
article.cls untouched! Changing that will only cause headaches.

>   change   \newcommand\figurename{Figure}
>   to       \newcommand\figurename{\textbf{Figure}}
> But then, when I use \ref, the figure number in the text is in bold  
> also.  How do I get out of this dilemma?

Changing a different command?

A bit below the \thefigure command renewal is the command that  
actually typesets the beginning of the caption:

\def\fnum at figure{\figurename\nobreakspace\thefigure}

Now, put in your document preamble:

\renewcommand{\fnum at figure}{\textbf{\figurename\nobreakspace\thefigure}}

And possibly similar for tables.


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