# \listoffigures problem

As a part of my thesis, I am using `\listoffigures` to display the list of figures. Now, some of the figures have `\footnote` in their captions. To display the `\footnote`s properly, I have used the suggestions of: http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=ftncapt
Now when I go to the `\listoffigures` I see, for this figure: `[Caption for LOF] ....... 39`. What I should see is: map and encap scheme, Which is the actual caption for the figure. How can I fix this?

The 2nd problem is regarding CLICKABLE link in `\listoffigures`. For example, for the entry,

``````2.3 Traffic Engineering Scenario ............ 24
``````

The whole caption is CLICKABLE. But for another entry with `\cite` in it:

``````2.4 Compact Routing Example [24] ................ 29
``````

Only the citation number [24] is CLICKABLE. I can't click Compact Routing Example.

Why is this happening? How do I fix this?

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This seems to be very complicated. Could you please edit your post and add a minimal (non)-working example that illustrates the problem including the `\documentclass` and the appropriate packages so that those trying to help don't have to recreate it. That way, you can be much easier helped. –  yo' Apr 12 '12 at 13:58
Robin has updated the FAQ to make this clearer. (You may recognise the example used!) –  David Carlisle Apr 12 '12 at 16:56
For information, the question has been crossposted: \listoffigures problem. –  Stefan Kottwitz Apr 26 '12 at 10:06

Where the FAQ has

``````\caption[Caption for LOF]%
{Real caption\footnote{blah}}
``````

You are not supposed to use "Caption for LOF" as literal text, but rather use a simplified caption, without `\footnote` (and perhaps without `\cite`)

so....

``````\caption[Compact Routing Example]
{Compact Routing\footnote{something} Example \cite{abc}}
``````
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:) Thanks ..... I am very new to Latex. –  user1185396 Apr 12 '12 at 14:41