And if you refer to this number within the text e. You can automate this process—and produce automated Tables of Figures as well, just like an automated Table of Contents.
These instructions apply to any captioned tables, figures and diagrams. Labeling a figure in Word Position your cursor beneath the figure. Open the Caption window: Select Figure from the Label drop-down list. Caption — default settings for Figure Optional: If you use headings with Outline Numbering, you may want to add a Chapter number. To do so, click Numbering and select the Include chapter numbercheck box. You can also specify the number format, style, and separator.
Caption with chapter numbering included Caption settings for chapter numbering Add any extra caption information after the caption number e. Caption complete Click OK. The caption is added, using the Caption style you can modify this default style on the Styles and Formatting task pane in Word , or the Styles floating window in Word The number is automatically sequenced even if you add another figure between two existing figures with captions inserted like this.
In the body text, place the cursor when you want the cross-reference text to be inserted. To insert a cross reference: Select Figure from the Reference Type drop-down list.
All figures that have been inserted as a caption are listed in the bottom half. Cross-reference settings Click once on the figure that you want to refer to. In the Insert reference to drop-down list, select how you want the information displayed e.
Click Insert, then click Close. The cross-reference is inserted as a field Creating the Table of Figures Position the cursor where you want the Table of Figures to be placed it usually goes immediately after the Table of Contents. Insert the Table of Figures: From the Caption Label drop-down list, select the type of table you want to create—Figure in this example. Table of Figures settings Make any other changes as required. Add a title e. List of Figures above the list just like you do for Contents.
A table of figures Update February Several people have asked questions in the comments about dealing with really long captions, and there have been some excellent suggestions.
Table and figure numbering: