# Structure of the document using \listoffigures

I would like to know how to use \listoffigures in order to have the titles of (sub-)sections in the list. The result would be something like this:

Section 1
Subsection 1.1
Figure 1 .......... p1
Figure 2 .......... p1
Subsection 1.2
Figure 3 .......... p2
etc...


Edit: a short example:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}

\tableofcontents
\newpage
\listoffigures
\newpage

\section{First section}
\subsection{First subsection of first section}
\subsection{Second subsection of first section}
\begin{figure}[htb!]
\centering
\includegraphics[]{Figure_1.pdf}
\caption[Short caption of Figure 1]{Caption of Figure 1}
\label{fig:Figure_1}
\end{figure}

\section{Second section}
\subsection{First subsection of second section}
\begin{figure}[htb!]
\centering
\includegraphics[]{Figure_2.pdf}
\caption[Short caption of Figure 2]{Caption of Figure 2}
\label{fig:Figure_2}
\end{figure}

\end{document}


On the first page there is the table of contents. On the second one there is the list of figures. What I would like is a mix of the two, which would give in this example:

1 First section
1.1 First subsection of first section
1.2 Second subsection of first section
1 Short caption of Figure 1 ..................... 3
2 Second section
2.1 First subsection of second section
2 Short caption of Figure 1 ..................... 3


Pierrot

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Not a really easy problem! – egreg Apr 29 '16 at 12:56
• what is your document class? can you add a minimal example of your code? – touhami Apr 29 '16 at 15:46
• A per - section (but not subsection) approach can be found in my answer to this question here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/285554/… – user31729 Apr 29 '16 at 19:21

If i understand, here is a solution

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
{\ifnum #2>\c@secnumdepth \else
\protect\contentsline{#1}{\protect\numberline{\csname the#1\endcsname}%
#7}{}}
\fi%
{}{}
\preto\listoffigures{%
\renewcommand*\l@subsection[2]{%
\ifnum \c@tocdepth >\z@
\setlength\@tempdima{2.3em}%
\begingroup
\parindent \z@ \rightskip \@pnumwidth
\parfillskip -\@pnumwidth
\leavevmode %\bfseries
\hskip -.8em
#1\nobreak\hfil \nobreak\hb@xt@\@pnumwidth{\hss #2}\par
\endgroup
\fi}}
\renewcommand*\l@figure{\@dottedtocline{1}{3.8em}{3.2em}}
\makeatother
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\newpage
\listoffigures
\newpage
\section{First section}
\subsection{First subsection of first section}
\subsection{Second subsection of first section}
\begin{figure}[htb!]
\rule{5cm}{1cm}
\caption{Foo1}
\end{figure}
\section{Second section}
\subsection{First subsection of second section}
\begin{figure}[htb!]
\rule{5cm}{1cm}
\caption{Foo4}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


• Won't this add a entry to the list of figures even if there's no figure in the relevant subsection? – user31729 Apr 30 '16 at 10:34
• @ChristianHupfer yes, is this unwanted? – touhami Apr 30 '16 at 11:13
• @ChristianHupfer see example of the OP this is what he ask for. – touhami Apr 30 '16 at 11:15
• @touhami: Hm, I don't see this actually. If so, I would have just reposted my other solution from the post I linked above, with some modifications. – user31729 Apr 30 '16 at 11:23

I don't think that it is a good idea. figure don't have a clear subsubsection level. But if you want it: with the koma classes it is is easier:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{scrartcl}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\makeatletter
\renewcommand\l@figure{\@dottedtocline{1}{3.8em}{1.5em}}
\makeatother
\begin{document}

\tableofcontents
\newpage
\listoffigures
\newpage

\section{First section}
\subsection{First subsection of first section}
\subsection{Second subsection of first section}\subsubsection{blalb}
\begin{figure}[htb!]
\centering
\includegraphics[]{Figure_1.pdf}
\caption[Short caption of Figure 1]{Caption of Figure 1}
\label{fig:Figure_1}
\end{figure}

\section{Second section}
\subsection{First subsection of second section}
\begin{figure}[htb!]
\centering
\includegraphics[]{Figure_2.pdf}
\caption[Short caption of Figure 2]{Caption of Figure 2}
\label{fig:Figure_2}
\end{figure}

\end{document}


• Thank you, just like the previous answer it works fine too ! – PierrotDx Apr 30 '16 at 6:14