I've been trying to figure out how on earth to get subfigures produced by the subcaption package to show up in the LoF with memoir class.

Memoir evidently includes its own way to create subfigures. However, I'm really reticent to switch to this for several reasons:

  1. The documentation for it is extremely confusing and unclear.
  2. The syntax is much more tedious and less intuitive than with subcaption
  3. Getting spacing to work properly is awkward. Every example I've seen just features included graphics and then sets the width with the includedgraphics command. However, for my TiKZ illustrations, this isn't an option. Scaling the image isn't what I want: rather, I want to control the margins. subcaption has an very clear cut way to do this. Memoir's internal subfig code makes this really hard for some reason.

Finally: it still isn't clear how to get subfigures to show up even with using the subbottom command built into memoir! With subcaption, everything just works and looks great. With subbottom/subtop, I have to fiddle with things in a way that seems totally unnecessary. Adding the list=true option doesn't work, subfigures are still absent from the LoF. Any idea on how to do this?

  • As most of your remarks are remarks about memoir I would have found it useful if you had supplied an example MWE of a subfigure that you found easy to do with the subcaption package but difficult using memoir. Perhaps then I could help you (but no guarantees). Jun 1, 2016 at 20:00

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The memoir document class offers two values for specifying the depth of the "List of Figure" and "List of Tables": lofdepth and lotdepth, and their default value is 1. So setting the option list=on (or list=true) when loading the subcaption package is not sufficient, the corresponsing "depth" value must be changed, too.

For example:






        \centering\large A
        \caption{A subfigure}\label{fig:1a}
        \centering\large B
        \caption{Another subfigure}\label{fig:1b}
    \caption{A figure}\label{fig:1}


P.S.: I should add this to the subcaption package documentation. I will open a ticket and resolve it ASAP.


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