Change captions

Do any of the following:

ShowChange the label of a single caption

  1. Select the caption label that you want to change.
  2. Delete the existing label and type the new one.

ShowChange labels in all captions of the same type

  1. Select a caption with the label that you want to change.

For example, select the caption “Figure 1.”

  1. On the Insert menu, point to Reference, and then click Caption.
  2. In the Label box, click the label you want.

For example, click Table.

 Note   The next time you insert a caption for an item of the same type, the caption uses the new label.

ShowChange the number format for captions

  1. Select a caption with the number format you want to change.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Reference, and then click Caption.
  3. Click Numbering.
  4. In the Format box, click the number format you want.

ShowUpdate captions after making changes

If you insert a new caption, Microsoft Word automatically updates the caption numbers. However, if you delete or move a caption, you need to manually update the captions.

  1. Select a caption or captions to update. Do one of the following:
    • To update a specific caption, select it.
    • To update all captions, click anywhere in the document and press CTRL+A to select the entire document.
  2. Right-click, and then click Update Field on the shortcut menu (shortcut menu: A menu that shows a list of commands relevant to a particular item. To display a shortcut menu, right-click an item or press SHIFT+F10.).

ShowTip

You can also update captions by selecting a specific caption or the entire document and then pressing F9.

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003