Caption text size is smaller than the recommended size for general reading. It should be used only in a graph or as a timestamp in a list.


Use to provide details in situations where content is compact and space is tight.

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The content to use as a graph label or timestamp

Best practices

  • Use for secondary labels in graphs and charts
  • May be used for timestamps in lists of content
  • Don’t use this component for other cases
  • Don’t use this component for text longer than a few words
  • Don’t use this component for aesthetic effect or to break from the standard text size

Content guidelines


Captions are primarily used in data visualizations. Stick to a few words and don’t use this component for complete sentences or longer content.

  • Use caption for labelling data visualizations Diagram of using captions to label graphs and other data content

  • Received April 21, 2017

  • Order #1001 was received on April 21, 2017

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