# [texhax] caption format

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at uninsubria.it
Thu May 6 16:29:13 CEST 2004

> I have a question concerning figure captions.
> My document is in scrbook style, this produces figure captions
> which are hanging after the figure counter. I would like
> to change this into block, since I have sometimes relatively long
> captions.

Well, you are using the koma-script package and there doesn't seem to be
much freedom beyond straight brutal hacking, i.e., redefing the relevant
pieces of code.

If you really, really need to use scrbook, then try playing with the
definition of \@@makecaption (line 1680 of the present scrbook.cls).  The
best way to do this is to cut and paste the defnition into your preamble
(between a \makeatletter ... \makeatlother) pair and then hack away!  You
might also try playing with other packages such as caption2, but you may run
into compatibility problems.

Otherwise, drop koma-script and use more generic packages.

Cordialmente,  Philip G. Ratcliffe