# Is there a way to manually add entries to the list of figures?

I'm writing my thesis and one section is going to be made of an already existing article.

I'm including it with \usepackage{pdfpages} and\includepdf[fitpaper=true, pages=-]{Impactpaper.pdf}.

I'd like to add information about the figures contained in that paper to my list of figures (I have \listoffigures in the frontmatter of thesis).

% TableofContents
\tableofcontents
\listoffigures
\listoftables


Is there a way to do add data in \listoffigures manually?

And also, is there a way to manually add data in the bibliography (citations)?

• \addcontentsline{lof}{<...>} to add an entry with the page number or \addtocontents{lof}{<...>} to add an entry without the page number. – Paul Gessler May 4 '14 at 15:55
• This may be relevant? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/55030/… – srao May 4 '14 at 17:20
• A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, they'll be marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it). – jub0bs May 4 '14 at 18:17

addtolist option is meant exactly for such a case.

Usage (copied from the official pdfpages documentation):

addtolist={<page number>, <type>, <headings>, <label>}


An example (copied from my thesis):

\includepdf[pages={-},
3, figure, Schematic representation of the complete condition monitoring process., jps3:fig1,
4, table,  Archimedean copulas., jps3:tab1,
5, figure, Regions of best performance for different Archimedean copulas., jps3:fig2,
5, figure, Fully nested Archimedean copula., jps3:fig3,
5, figure, Nyquist plot of the PEM fuel cell impedance., jps3:fig4,
6, figure, Measurement sequences in time., jps3:fig5,
6, figure, Description of the regions for high and low copula outputs., jps3:fig6,
6, figure, Example of current and voltage signals during the experiment., jps3:fig7,
7, figure, Evolution of the health index (copula output)., jps3:fig8
}
]{./journal_articles/jps2015.pdf}


An advice: if you have a comma in your heading, place it in curly brackets (e.g., This is a figure{,} which has a comma in its heading.).

Edit: I just reread the OPs question carefully, and see that he doesn't have TeX source for the figures he wants to document. So my solution is useless for him. I may leave it here for a while - perhaps someone will find it helpful.

This ugly hack works well enough for me, since I don't need the list of figures in the production version of my document. Perhaps @PaulGessler 's solution in a comment above will work better for you. Perhaps I'll use it instead of mine ...

In the preamble:

\usepackage{caption}[2011/11/10]

\newcommand{\figcomment}[1]{%
\captionlistentry{comment: #1}
}

\newcommand{\figsource}[1]{%
\captionlistentry{source: #1}
}


In the text:

\begin{figure}[ht]
\centering
\includegraphics[height=60mm]{\here/epalabel}
\caption{Gasoline Vehicle Label (2013)}