# Double spacing between figures in List of Figures

I am using a specific class in LaTeX to write my thesis. I am required to double space between all my figures in the List of Figures. At the moment it is single spaced within a chapter and double spaced between chapters. I was wondering how I could edit it? This is what is used currently :

% LIST OF FIGURES
%

\def\listoffigures{%

\@restonecolfalse%

\if@twocolumn\@restonecoltrue\onecolumn\fi%

\newpage%

\centerline{\expandafter\uppercase\expandafter{\listfigurename}}%

\bigskip%
\phantomsection%

%This group overloads \numberline to output Figure 1.3'' instead of 1.3''
\begingroup%

\let\ORIG@numberline\numberline%

\renewcommand*{\numberline}[1]{%

\ORIG@numberline{\figurename~##1:}}%

{\ssp\@starttoc{lof}}%

\if@restonecol\twocolumn\fi%

\endgroup %
}

\newlength{\@figurelength}
\settowidth{\@figurelength}{\figurename }
% Magic value, but consistent with the standard figure length
\def\l@figure{\normalfont\@dottedtocline{1}{0em}{\@figurelength}}


How do I edit it for double spacing?

There are packages titletoc and tocloft that let you fiddle with the styles and layout of TOC, LOF etc. Good for a rainy weekend.

For a quick and dirty hack, just use package setspace, and shove your LOF inside a doublespacing environment:

\usepackage{setspace}

\begin{document}

...

\begin{doublespacing}
\listoffigures
\end{doublespacing}

...


I attach no ouput, but I just checked on a document of my own that it works.

Update: If setspace doesn't cut it, maybe this will help you:

\usepackage{tocloft}
\setlength\cftbeforefigskip{\baselineskip}

• Hi, thanks for your answer. This didn't seem to work for me for some reason. What I did was change the {\ssp@starttoc{lof}} to {\dsp@starttoc{lof}}, unfortunately this double spaced the entire list of figures (including the captions of the figures) instead of making entries within the same chapter alone double spaced. – thayjes Oct 28 '16 at 22:25
• In that case, I would suggest giving titletoc a try. I will update my answer with some details. – Michael Palmer Oct 29 '16 at 1:52
• tocloft maybe more expedient after all - see updated answer. – Michael Palmer Oct 29 '16 at 2:11