[Tex/LaTex] changing spacing of caption


I'm creating a figure using LyX. I would like the spacing of the caption below the figure to be 1.3. Is there an easy way to accomplish this? Setting the spacing to 1.3 for the entire document using the setspace command doesn't seem to work.


Best Answer

Unless the exact value of font size is very important, you can use the features of the caption package. (If it is, see Old answer below.)

Go to Document --> Settings --> LaTeX preamble, and add


If you want to change all the captions in your document to a larger font with added linespacing, add the following line to the preamble as well:


or if you want it to apply to tables only,


caption allows you to customize your captions a lot, see the manual for details.

If you want to apply this to just a single caption, add an ERT within the table/figure float, before the caption, and write the \captionsetup there.

Old answer

I'm not sure why you want this, and I wouldn't do myself, but if you're doing this for a single caption, you can add an ERT at the beginning of the caption containing


To change the font size as well, use


The second argument to \fontsize is the baselineskip, set to 1.2 times the font size.

This does not, however, change the size of Table 1. To change that you can use the caption package, as explained above, and use labelfont={large}.

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