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Jeremy Foote

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I have a question. I'm wondering how strict the format of captions/labels is?

My advisor suggested that I center all of the caption text for my figures and tables.

I'm using \usepackage[font=small,format=plain,labelfont=bf,textfont=normal, labelsep=colon]{caption}

to do that.

It looks good, but there's a period after each title, e.g.:

Fig. 3.1.:
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Thanks, +Don Fry. That's exactly what I eventually figured out as well.

Glad to hear that it wasn't a bad idea :) 
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Mark Senn
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This Google+ community was renamed from "puthesis" to "puthesis-users" to be consistent with other changes that will happen in the future.
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Mark Senn
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See this web page if you are interested in using LaTeX on the web.
Running LaTeX on the Web June 21, 2013. Mark Senn. Can I run LaTeX on the web? These interactive online LaTeX editors. blue.publications.li · ShareLaTeX · verbosus · writeLaTeX. allow one to type LaTeX input in a window on the left site of the screen and see the typeset document in a window on ...
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Mark Senn
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One: "appendix"; more than one: "appendices".
In English, there are hundreds of nouns that don't follow the standard rules for pluralization. There are no easy ways to remember them, so they generally have to be memorized. Some of the rarer irregular plurals are often misused, leading to the creation of variant forms, which usually ...
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Mark Senn
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In a BibTeX .bib file don't try to comment out information fields using "%" like "%year = {1980}".  That may cause problems.  Use, for example, "xxxyear = {1980}".  Unknown information fields are ignored.
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Mark Senn
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My favorite program for doing figures is MetaPost.  I'm experimenting with TikZ to see if I like it better.

Idea for 999 clock is from: https://plus.google.com/photos/114964151687776435507/albums/5861566769766942097/586\ 1566774582026930?sqi=100568607954673744130&sqsi=613548a0-53fc-4600-abfd-209989cef92a

LaTeX input is at: https://www.writelatex.com/187532lddpnq
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My favorite program for doing figures is MetaPost.  I'm experimenting with TikZ to see if I like it better.

Idea for 999 clock is from: https://plus.google.com/photos/114964151687776435507/albums/5861566769766942097/5861566774582026930?sqi=100568607954673744130&sqsi=613548a0-53fc-4600-abfd-209989cef92a

LaTeX input is at: https://www.writelatex.com/187532lddpnq
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Andy Hughes

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Mark:
One of the most common corrections students who use puthesis need to make is the problem of them creating A4 size pdf pages.  I usually point them toward
https://engineering.purdue.edu/~mark/puthesis/faq/margins-dvips/
is there something else we might be able to do to advise them ahead of time so they can address it before it reaches the thesis format advisors?
Telling dvips To Use Letter Size Paper Mark Senn July 19, 2006. The top margin is very small. How can I get the correct top margin? This problem is usually caused by the dvips program being configured for A4 size paper instead of letter size paper. Try doing the following steps.
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Mark Senn
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The ECN_puthesis-list email list will be deleted soon.  Sign up for its replacement list at https://lists.purdue.edu/mailman/listinfo/puthesis-users
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Mark Senn
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TeX Live 2013 is now available.  The new version of puthesis I am working on will only be tested on TeX Live 2013.  TeX Live is available for Unix, Linux, and Windows.  The "MacTeX distribution" is based on TeX Live and is available from same web page.
TeX Live. TeX Live is an easy way to get up and running with the TeX document production system. It provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavors of Unix, including GNU/Linux, and also Windows. It includes all the major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts that ...
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Mark Senn
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In the United States use "acknowledgments" instead of "acknowledgements".
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Mark Senn
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Version 1.1.0-latex of the STIX (Scientific and Technical Information Exchange) fonts was announced today.  Text and math fonts are included.  Math support covers around 2400 symbols in 11 regular fonts and around 1950 symbols in 10 bold fonts.  It reportedly includes everything needed for all American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics, American Mathematical Society, American Physical Society, Elsevier, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers publications.  I expect the new version of puthesis I'm working on will be able to use these fonts if wanted.
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Mark Senn
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"e.g." means "for example"---example usage:
    heavy metals (e.g., gold)
"i.e." means "that is"---example usage:
    polarity reversed (i.e., wires swapped)
"et al." means "and others"---example usage:
    (Smith et al., 2013, p. 10)
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Mark Senn
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The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers turn to for guidance on style.  You can access it for free from any Purdue University computer (or other computer if it has a subscription).
Online edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Also Chicago Style Q&A, tools for editors, book.
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Mark Senn
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Welcome to the puthesis community.  I'm Mark Senn, the author of puthesis.
campus address, Mark Senn / ECN / EE. email, (email addresses below are images to make it harder for spam robots to read). personal mail: for puthesis help: Google+ profile, https://plus.google.com/u/0/112300108723935683289. mailing address, Engineering Computer Network ...
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