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 :


% Single-space list of figures, add it to the table of contents.






  \addcontentsline{toc}{frontmatter}{\protect\numberline{}\listfigurename }%

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






  \endgroup %

\settowidth{\@figurelength}{\figurename }
% Magic value, but consistent with the standard figure length

How do I edit it for double spacing?

1 Answer 1


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:






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:

  • 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, 2016 at 22:25
  • In that case, I would suggest giving titletoc a try. I will update my answer with some details. Oct 29, 2016 at 1:52
  • tocloft maybe more expedient after all - see updated answer. Oct 29, 2016 at 2:11

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