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How can I create a List of Figures which has captions and page numbers, but no figure numbers?

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Do you then also don't want any figure numbers on the actual figures? –  Martin Scharrer Jul 22 '11 at 12:46
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You can use the package caption. –  Marco Daniel Jul 22 '11 at 13:03
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up vote 7 down vote accepted

The easiest answer is

\begingroup
\renewcommand\numberline[1]{}
\listoffigures
\endgroup

but of course this won't suppress the figure numbers in the captions to the figures.

A more complicated setting with tocloft that allows to better control the appearance is

\usepackage{tocloft}

\renewcommand\cftfigpresnum{\setbox0=\hbox\bgroup}
\renewcommand\cftfigaftersnum{\egroup}
\setlength\cftfignumwidth{0pt}
\setlength\cftfigindent{0pt}

In this way the captions will start flush with the left margin.

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That may be too tricky for newbies to use \setbox0=\hbox\bgroup ... \egroup. So is my previous answer \font\dummyfont=dummy ... \dummyfont. –  Leo Liu Jul 22 '11 at 13:16
    
Well, \dummyfont is quite tricky as well. –  egreg Jul 22 '11 at 13:29
    
@egreg Excellent. Thanks. The tocloft approach worked perfectly. –  BrigalowDad Jul 22 '11 at 20:47
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As is said by Marco, the easiest method may be to use caption package:

\usepackage[listformat=empty]{caption}

Also, titletoc or tocloft package will help, if you use them to modify contents format.

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