# How do I make an alternate caption for a sidecaption using the Memoir class?

I have a sidecaption in a Memoir class document that is very long. I need to create a short version of that caption for the list of figures. I have tried

\begin{sidecaption}[short caption]{long caption}


but that doesn't work, the "short caption" just disappears. How do I make a short caption when using Memoir's sidecaption environment?

Thanks

• (1) welcome, (2) next time you have a question please make the code into something compilable as is. That makes it a lot easier for others to help – daleif May 4 '16 at 17:48

\begin{sidecaption}[short caption]{long caption}