Create or change a table of figures

You can create a table of figures, for example, a list of illustrations that are included in your document, by applying style (style: A combination of formatting properties — such as font, font size, and paragraph indentation — that you name and save as a set. When you apply a style to selected text, all the formatting properties in that style are applied.) to figure captions, and then use those captions to build a table of figures. For information about how to insert figure captions and apply styles to them, see Use captions and Apply, change, create, or delete a style.

Do any of the following:

ShowCreate a table of figures by using built-in styles

  1. Click in your document where you want to insert the table of figures.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Index and Tables, and then click the Table of Figures tab.
  3. Click Options, and then select the Style check box.
  4. On the Style pop-up menu, click the style name that is used for the figure captions, and then click OK.
  5. In the Formats box, select one of the designs.
  6. Select any other options that you want.

ShowUpdate a table of figures

If you add more figures to a document with an existing table of figures, you can update the table of figures to include the new items. Word recreates the existing table of figures in order to show the changes. You can update the whole table or just the page numbers.

  1. Press CONTROL , click the table of figures, and then click Update Field.
  2. Click the option that you want.

ShowChange the style for a table of figures

When you change the styles in a table of figures, Word recreates the table of figures in order to show the changes.

  1. Click the table of figures.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Index and Tables, and then click the Table of Figures tab.
  3. Click Options, and then select the Style check box.
  4. On the Style pop-up menu, click the style name that is used for the figure captions, and then click OK.
  5. In the Formats box, click From template, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Style dialog box, click Modify.
  7. Select the options that you want.

See also

Copy formatting between objects or text

 
 
Applies to:
Word for Mac 2011