I am currently not using any packages for my table of contents, list of figures/tables and would like to keep it that way. Is it possible to reduce the horizontal space between a table number and title in a list of tables without the need to use tocloft/tocstyle/etc ?

Many thanks in advance!

Kind regards,


  • Which document class do you use? Sep 17, 2013 at 13:30
  • \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} Sep 17, 2013 at 13:32

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article.cls has


You can redefine \l@table in the preamble of your document and change the third argument:


For consistency's sake, perhaps you could also redefine \l@figure accordingly:

  • @PieterOudshoorn You're welcome! If you consider my answer solved your problem, don't forget that you can accept it by clicking the checkmark to its left; in case of doubt, please see How do you accept an answer?. Sep 17, 2013 at 13:41
  • Another question, is there an easy way to put a baselineskip between tables from the main text and those from appendices. Right now, my list of tables looks like: 6 Bla 7 Bla 8 Bla A.1 Bla A.2 Bla Sep 17, 2013 at 13:44
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    @PieterOudshoorn Just before the appendices add something like \addtocontents{lot}{\vspace{\baselineskip}} Sep 17, 2013 at 13:52

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