OK, this was introduced with a very recent update to MikTeX but it is a big problem for me... - I narrowed it down to the subfig package - and yes, I need it for subfloats with numbering... however it now does this:

\contentsline {table}{\numberline {3.1{table}}{\ignorespaces List of orders of reactions with the appropriate units for the rate constant.\relax }}{39}{table.caption.16}

This shows up as 3.1table List of order ... -> That "table" (or figure for figures) did not use to show up, suddenly it does, I need to get rid of it.

Any solutions?

For those desperate for an example, it shows up in something as simple as this:





entry1 & entry 2 & entry 3 \\

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    This is a caption package issue apparently. Please update
    – user31729
    Sep 30, 2015 at 12:30
  • I have no issue with the MWE
    – egreg
    Sep 30, 2015 at 12:34
  • @ChristianHupfer Indeed - and I updated not too long ago... Well, thankfully a simple solution. Any chance you can post this as an answer I can accept?
    – DetlevCM
    Sep 30, 2015 at 12:37
  • @DetlevCM: That would be easy reputation ;-) ... The issue occured some days ago with some update, but A. Sommerfeldt (Author of caption) fixed the bug quickly in the next update already
    – user31729
    Sep 30, 2015 at 12:39
  • @ChristianHupfer And what is wrong with that if you have pointed out/provided the correct solution? - I tried updating the file name database, refreshing formats... - Looked at which package caused the issue (and thankfully found it) - but never thought to check the updates (again - did so a couple of days ago).
    – DetlevCM
    Sep 30, 2015 at 12:41

1 Answer 1


The package caption has shown some issues some days ago, being connected to a previous update, showing 3table etc in the LoT etc.

A. Sommerfeldt updated again and the issue is gone.

The solution here is to update specifically the caption package for the relevant TeX distribution (MikTeX, TeXLive etc.)


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