I am using the code

\addcontentsline{lof}{figure}{Image caption}

to add a frontispiece image to my document along with an entry in the List of Figures. Is there a way to replace the page number for this entry in the List of Figures with the word "frontis"?

  • It much depends on how you make the frontispiece. Are you using titlepage or what?
    – egreg
    Commented Dec 23, 2020 at 13:07
  • @egreg I made the frontispiece manually by simply putting an includegraphics command on an empty page in the article class. So I guess my question might boil down to whether I can replace the page number with arbitrary text when adding a manual entry to the lof.
    – Ubiquitous
    Commented Dec 23, 2020 at 13:14
  • Maybe \addtocontents{lof}{\protect\contentsline{figure}{caption}{frontis}} would work (cf. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/203158/…).
    – Marijn
    Commented Dec 23, 2020 at 15:31

1 Answer 1


Use the tocloft package which enables control of many aspects of the ToC and friends.

% frontispieceprob.tex  SE 576148




% The frontispiece picture and caption
Image caption
% add it to the LoF
\cftlocalchange{lof}{3em}{2.55em} % need more space for page designation
\cftaddtitleline{lof}{figure}{Image caption}{frontis} % the LoF entry
\cftlocalchange{lof}{1.55em}{2.55em} % revert to normal page number space

\chapter{A Chapter}
\caption{An illustration}

If you don't increase the allowable space for page numbers then the dotted line continues into "frontis".

I've just done a crude frontispiece page; I'm sure yours is much better.

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