# Increase space between numbers and text in List of Figures

The template I am using for my thesis doesn't have sufficient space between the numbering of the table of figures and the wording. This results in a table that looks like:

3.17Answer presenter editor prototype. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

I've had a look at multiple sources but can't seem to find a solution for increasing the space between the figure number and the first letter, for instance in the example above I'd like more space between the 3.17 and the first letter 'A'.

Is there a way to add some space in?

Thanks!

In the absence of a mwe, this is a blind shot.

You can use tocloft package and change \cftfignumwidth

\usepackage{tocloft}
\setlength{\cftfignumwidth}{2.55em}


Change 2.55em as you wish.

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{tocloft}
\setlength{\cftfignumwidth}{2.55em}
\begin{document}
\listoffigures
\setcounter{chapter}{2}
\chapter{some}
\setcounter{figure}{16}
\begin{figure}[htb]
\caption{Some figure comes here}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


• Just to make this shot have more of a chance of being made in total darkness, I'd load the tocloft package with the option titles. That way, the look and feel of the title of the ToC and the LoF is left unchanged. – Mico Mar 26 '15 at 11:12
• If a KOMA class is used, i wouldn't use tocloft at all. – Johannes_B Mar 26 '15 at 16:22