As a part of my thesis, I am using \listoffigures to display the list of figures. Now, some of the figures have \footnote in their captions. To display the \footnotes properly, I have used the suggestions of: https://texfaq.org/FAQ-ftncapt
Now when I go to the \listoffigures I see, for this figure: [Caption for LOF] ....... 39. What I should see is: map and encap scheme, Which is the actual caption for the figure. How can I fix this?

The 2nd problem is regarding CLICKABLE link in \listoffigures. For example, for the entry,

2.3 Traffic Engineering Scenario ............ 24

The whole caption is CLICKABLE. But for another entry with \cite in it:

2.4 Compact Routing Example [24] ................ 29

Only the citation number [24] is CLICKABLE. I can't click Compact Routing Example.

Why is this happening? How do I fix this?

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    This seems to be very complicated. Could you please edit your post and add a minimal (non)-working example that illustrates the problem including the \documentclass and the appropriate packages so that those trying to help don't have to recreate it. That way, you can be much easier helped.
    – yo'
    Apr 12, 2012 at 13:58
  • Robin has updated the FAQ to make this clearer. (You may recognise the example used!) Apr 12, 2012 at 16:56
  • For information, the question has been crossposted: \listoffigures problem.
    – Stefan Kottwitz
    Apr 26, 2012 at 10:06

1 Answer 1


Where the FAQ has

\caption[Caption for LOF]%
  {Real caption\footnote{blah}}

You are not supposed to use "Caption for LOF" as literal text, but rather use a simplified caption, without \footnote (and perhaps without \cite)


\caption[Compact Routing Example]
        {Compact Routing\footnote{something} Example \cite{abc}}

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