# Caption of figure in list of figures in Lyx

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Make a new float, write the caption, and then, right-click over the caption, and select Insert Short Title in the menu

This make a opt box inside the caption where you can write the text shown in the list of figures. The results must be:

With Edit > View source you can see that the generated LaTeX code will be:

\caption[shown in list of figures]{complete caption under the figure}

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### simande

Updated on August 27, 2020

\caption[shown in list of figures]{complete caption under the figure}.