[Tex/LaTex] List of figures \hbox overfull

table of contents

I have an overfull \hbox in my list of figures, not because of long captions/page number over run, which is addressed in other postings(addressed in Fix formatting errors of page number > 99 in table of contents? and Figure title in List of Figures, but because the figure number (left hand side of the listing) is too long. Below is a few lines from the .lof file. It is only the last three figures that generate an error. Figures 4.6.8 and 4.6.9 generate no overfull box but 4.6.10,4.6.11,4.6.12 all do.

\contentsline {figure}{\numberline {4.6.8}{\ignorespaces Repeat: Model \& Data: Detail}}{164}{figure.4.6.8}

\contentsline {figure}{\numberline {4.6.9}{\ignorespaces High School GPA: Model \& Data}}{165}{figure.4.6.9}

\contentsline {figure}{\numberline {4.6.10}{\ignorespaces Math SAT Score: Model \& Data}}{166}{figure.4.6.10}

\contentsline {figure}{\numberline {4.6.11}{\ignorespaces Timing: Model \& Data}}{167}{figure.4.6.11}

\contentsline {figure}{\numberline {4.6.12}{\ignorespaces sequencing of Physics 7A Effect by Course}}{168}{figure.4.6.12}

Harish Kumar provided a solution. Much thanks

Best Answer

The tweaking needs of the table of contents are well fulfilled with the package tocloft. You can add the line \usepackage{tocloft} in the preamble and then adjust the space reserved for type setting the figure number by

 \setlength{\cftfignumwidth}{4em}

Adjust 4em as suitable for your needs.

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