Is it possible to create a list of all the figures at the end of a document (this I can do) and make it appear in the table of contents?

So in the the table of content there will be a line saying List of figures ... 19 for example?

  • Please, provide also the information about the class you're using.
    – egreg
    Commented Mar 18, 2012 at 17:28

3 Answers 3


The List of Figures is produced with \listoffigures; you have to manually add it to the table of contents, so it should be preceded by \cleardoublepage in order to ensure that the page reference is correct. Uncomment the \phantomsection line if you're using hyperref:

% \phantomsection
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    I prefer loading the tocbibind package (or using special class faetures) because the LoF shouldn't be always preceded by a page break if one uses the article class.
    – lockstep
    Commented Mar 18, 2012 at 17:30
  • This work but is there a way to change the \listfigurename to something else?
    – lpostula
    Commented Mar 18, 2012 at 17:32
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    @kasmanit Have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/28516/…
    – lockstep
    Commented Mar 18, 2012 at 17:35
  • @kasmanit That's why I used \listfigurename, so that you can change its meaning as outlined in the question which lockstep pointed to.
    – egreg
    Commented Mar 18, 2012 at 17:42
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    Whoever reads this - remember if your document doesn't have chapters (e.g. an article) - you'll need to replace {chapter} with {section} or something similar.
    – einpoklum
    Commented Sep 13, 2017 at 18:08

This answer depends on your document class and some related packages.

  • If you are using a standard class you can use the package tocbibind
  • If you are using a KOMA-script class you can use the option listof=totoc.
  • If you want to add the entry manual you can use the command \addcontentsline
  • If you are using the class memoir the command \listoffigures creates an entry in the table of contents.
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    tocbibind helped, thanks! Manually with \addcontentsline did generate a wrong numbering.
    – swiesend
    Commented Aug 19, 2018 at 13:52
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    where do I add the listof=totoc? as an option behind \listoffigures? (using scrbook)
    – Lilo
    Commented Jul 21, 2021 at 10:02
  • @Lilo it's meant to go into \documentclass[...]
    – SvenS
    Commented Aug 2, 2021 at 9:58
  • @lilo \KOMAoption{listof}{totoc} \listoffigures
    – schasoli
    Commented Nov 1, 2023 at 12:52

There's a really simple way to do this. Maybe the last comment meant that, but I'm not sure. Change the name of \listofigures by using \renewcommand\listfigurename{}. So you can easy use \section{Abbildungsverzeichnis} to insert the list in your table of contents.

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    This is very risky, since it depends on the document class. For example, report prints \listoffigures as a \chapter*, not a \section. Moreover, your approach will provide a numbered section (not common with the LoF/LoT/ToC front matter). Finally, even if you remove \listfigurename, you'll be setting a sectional unit twice with your approach.
    – Werner
    Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 19:33

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