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I'm using the book class, and I can't display the List of Figures and the List of Tables in the table of contents.

Is it automatic, or should I force them with \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Figures} ?

If I have to force them, is it possible to use the generic name ? It could prevent me from having one title in the toc, and another on the page of the lof (if I change in one line an note the other).

What I'm thinking is something like : \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\listfigurename}, where \listfigurename is like \chaptername, and is the name of the variable LaTeX uses...

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Since you're using the book document class, I would insert the instruction

\usepackage[nottoc]{tocbibind}

in the preamble. That way, pointers to the List of Figures and the List of Tables will be inserted in the Table of Contents, while omitting a pointer to the ToC itself.

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