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How can I make the caption of the table different from that what shows up in the "List of Tables"

For figures I used the non-float option with: \figcaption[short title for the index]{description for your figures}

I would like exactly the same for a table.

marked as duplicate by Werner, Charles Stewart, Heiko Oberdiek, barbara beeton, Alan Munn Jun 10 '13 at 21:15

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