# Reduce space between Table number and title in List of Tables

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,

Pieter

• Which document class do you use? – Gonzalo Medina Sep 17 '13 at 13:30
• \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} – Pieter Oudshoorn Sep 17 '13 at 13:32

article.cls has

\newcommand*\l@figure{\@dottedtocline{1}{1.5em}{2.3em}}
\let\l@table\l@figure


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

\makeatletter
\renewcommand*\l@table{\@dottedtocline{1}{1.5em}{1.8em}}
\makeatother


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

\makeatletter
\renewcommand*\l@figure{\@dottedtocline{1}{1.5em}{1.8em}}
\renewcommand*\l@table{\@dottedtocline{1}{1.5em}{1.8em}}
\makeatother

• @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?. – Gonzalo Medina Sep 17 '13 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 – Pieter Oudshoorn Sep 17 '13 at 13:44
• @PieterOudshoorn Just before the appendices add something like \addtocontents{lot}{\vspace{\baselineskip}} – Gonzalo Medina Sep 17 '13 at 13:52