When using \subcaptionbox, can the optional short caption be used? By this I mean,

\subcaptionbox[short]{long \label{}}{\includegraphics}

There is nothing in the documentation that mention the use of short caption with \subcaptionbox.

  • Of course it says, on page 6 you have the syntax for \subcaptionbox: "\subcaptionbox[<list entry>]{<heading>}[<width>][<inner-pos>]{<contents>}. The arguments <list entry> & <heading> will be used for typesetting the \caption". Aug 10, 2013 at 16:01
  • @GonzaloMedina I wasn't sure if list entry was meant to be title.
    – dustin
    Aug 10, 2013 at 16:03

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It is there, start by looking at page 11. Anyway here is a working example. As the footnote on page 3 says, you need to pass the option list=true to the package to get the subfigure captions in the list of figures.

Sample output





  \subcaptionbox[Short subfigure title]{A long figure caption with much
  \subcaptionbox[Short subfigure title]{A long figure caption with much
  \caption[Figure caption]{Figure full caption}\label{fig:ex}

  • If it is on page 11, is it written in code? I don't see anything mention the short title. I looking on the documentation provided by ctan.
    – dustin
    Aug 10, 2013 at 15:58
  • The is a code entry at the bottom of the page, where the optional argument contains "List-of-Figures entry". I wouldn't call a full explanation, nor the text on page 6, just a couple of strong hints. Aug 10, 2013 at 17:56

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