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Some of my table captions are long and they cause some words to have too much space between them. I think they would look much better if the captions were left aligned in the list of tables. I think the tocloft package can do that, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do that. Could someone please help?

Thanks in advance.

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    You know that you can provide a short caption title in order to prevent such long entries in the ToC/LoF or LoT? I.e. \caption[Foo title]{This is my very long title that is not shown in the LoT because it is too long!} -- I think this is the easier way than fiddling with tocloft settings – user31729 Dec 29 '18 at 9:43
  • Yes, thank you. That would be a good solution I can use when it is my document. Unfortunately, I can't do that, as this is something I am doing for someone else who wan'ts to retain the long title. – Sasi Dec 30 '18 at 11:07
  • Tell her or him, that this is not the best strategy and annoys readers most likely. The importance of a ToC/LoF/LoT is to give a quick overview about the contents and not novel-like lengthy descriptions – user31729 Dec 30 '18 at 11:11
  • See also tex.stackexchange.com/questions/283730/…. You might be able to put a \parbox into the short caption, if you knew how wide to make it. – John Kormylo Dec 30 '18 at 15:42

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