I am using a style file that sets a particular spacing for the List of Figures (LoF) and List of Tables (LoT) in my Table of Contents. However, I am using longtable for all my tables, and it is changing the LoT spacing by redefining @caption and @makecaption. I am unfamiliar with the code, so I haven't been able to identify what exactly I need to change in the longtable code in order to achieve the spacing I want. I'd like to be able to change the spacing to 10pt. I've tried changing the \vskip value from \baselineskip to 10pt, but this didn't seem to do anything. I should also say that the style file that I'm currently using is very rickety, so I can't resort to the caption package without causing chaos.

  \LT@mcol\LT@cols c{\hbox to\z@{\hss\parbox[t]\LTcapwidth{%
    \sbox\@tempboxa{#1{#2: }#3}%
      #1{#2: }#3%
      \hbox to\hsize{\hfil\box\@tempboxa\hfil}%

Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Have you tried loading your style file after loading the longtable package? – Peter Grill Dec 21 '11 at 5:51
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    The \vskip you found is the vertical skip between \caption and contents, so it has nothing to do with the LoT. The only line affecting the LoT is \addcontentsline{lot}{table}{\protect\numberline{\thetable}{#2}}}%. Since this simply uses \addcontentsline I do not see how this should affect vertical spacing in the LoT. But without knowing your style file one can only guess. So for an effective answer you should post a MWE and upload your style file. – Axel Sommerfeldt Dec 21 '11 at 10:45