In my Table of Contents, the first two entries are List of Tables and List of Figures with the roman page numbers referring to where these lists actually are. I need to make these two entries all capitalized like LIST OF TABLES and LIST OF FIGURES. Thanks in advance.

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By default there is a difference in what is passed as a contents-related entry and what is set within the document. Since you have little control over this when setting \listoffigures and \listoftables, the example below intervenes by passing the LoF/LoT entries using \MakeUppercase:

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\CAPinToC% All entries in ToC will be CAPITALIZED from here on


\noCAPinToC% Rever to original \addcontentsline formatting
\section{A section}

\begin{figure}\caption{A figure}\end{figure}
\begin{table}\caption{A table}\end{table}


You can activate this type of ToC-related formatting using \CAPinToC (or revert back to the original definition using \noCAPinToC).

  • When I call \listoffigures, the chapter heading appears as 'List of Figures', while the ToC entry appears as 'List of figures'. How do I remove the capital F from the chapter heading?
    – Hans
    Jun 27, 2018 at 8:16
  • @Hans: Can you provide a minimal example that replicates this behaviour? Something I can copy-and-paste-and-compile and see exactly what you're seeing? You can use Pastebin.
    – Werner
    Jun 27, 2018 at 15:47
  • here is the first few lines of code: pastebin.com/c4pqtfwx
    – Hans
    Jun 28, 2018 at 6:51

To change the chapter heading of Figures list, use the following command:

\renewcommand*\listfigurename{List of figures} 

after \begin{document} and before the \listoffigures command.

Similarly to change the chapter heading for Table list, you can use:

\renewcommand*\listtablename{List of tables} 

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