# One figure caption to big in the first page of list of figures

Hi the first figure caption is too big to fit in the first page of list of figures. Instead of continuing to the second page it abruptly cuts down and in the new page of list of figures the second figure caption starts. How to solve?

• Welcome to TeX. SE! Wirthout seeing your document we cant help you. Please provide small but complete (compilable) document, which reproduce your problem. – Zarko Feb 11 at 16:40
• How long is that figure caption? The usual recommendation s to keep captions short and snappy, but this does not seem to be the case here. Please advise. – Mico Feb 11 at 16:51

Hi T J and welcome to TeX-SE.

I'm not sure I understood your question correctly.

If you have a very very ... very long caption and for some reason it must be very ... very long to describe your figure, BUT your don't want it to be very ... very long at the list of figure, then your may use the optional argument of the command \caption to write a short version to be presented at the list of figures.

A MWE and a image follow.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\listoffigures
\begin{figure}[h]
\includegraphics[width=0.1\linewidth]{example-image-a}
\caption[short text]{text}
\end{figure}
\begin{figure}[h]
\includegraphics[width=0.1\linewidth]{example-image-b}
\caption[another short text]{another text}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


• Thank you so much. I know this option. Unfortunately it wont work for me. I have to keep the long caption in the list of the figures – T J Feb 11 at 18:34
• Understood, sorry for pointing out something you already knew. It is just odd a caption to be so long to wrap around pages. – FHZ Feb 11 at 18:39
• Thanks for replying. I know its odd. The issue is because unfortunately this is the first caption the list of figures title itself taking too much space. – T J Feb 11 at 18:50
• As pointed by other members, could you edit your question adding a MWE (Minimal Working Example). I may not be able to answer, but it raises the odds of someone else answering it. If you need a long text, please use the package lipsum. – FHZ Feb 11 at 18:54
• I was wondering as ccaption does the continuity of figure caption for the main text, may we use anything like that for list of figures? – T J Feb 11 at 18:54