# How to align the captions in the list of figures?

How to align the captions in the list of figures ?

I have the following code:

\usepackage[subfigure]{tocloft}
\renewcommand*\cftfigpresnum{Figure~}
\settowidth{\cftfignumwidth}{\cftfigpresnum}


This code produces:

Figure 1 xxxxxxxxxxxx....34

Figure 2 yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
yyyyy.........................35

I would like to change to look like this:

Figure 1 xxxxxxxxxxxx....34

Figure 2 yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
yyyyy......................35

The problem I want to solve is to remove any "YYY" below the term "Figure 2" and align up with the above caption just when it starts.

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I borrowed the answer from the great Tom at texblog.wordpress.com/2007/07/30/… My code should be: \newlength{\mylen} \renewcommand*\cftfigpresnum{Figure~} \settowidth{\mylen}{\cftfigpresnum\cftfigaftersnum} \addtolength{\cftfignumwidth}{\mylen} Thanks, Fred –  user7806 Sep 15 '11 at 9:26
your comment is really an answer. if you enter it as an answer, i'll upvote it. –  barbara beeton Sep 15 '11 at 12:19

\newlength{\mylen}