Create a table of figures

After you add captions to your document, you can create a table of figures. You can also create a table of figures by using styles.

When you build a table of figures, Microsoft Word searches for the captions, sorts them by number, and displays them in the document.

What do you want to do?


Use captions to create a table of figures

Before you begin, add captions to the figures that you want to list in your table of figures. For more information about adding captions, see Add captions in Word.

  1. Click where you want to insert the table of figures.
  2. On the References tab, in the Captions group, click Insert Table of Figures.

Captions group

  1. In the Caption label list, click the label type for the items that you want to include in your table of figures.
  2. Choose any other options that you want, and then click OK.

 Note    If you change, move, or delete captions, be sure to update the table of figures. To update the table of figures, click it and then press F9. If you’re prompted, click Update entire table or Update page numbers only, and then click OK.

Use styles to create a table of figures

If you’ve already applied a custom style to figure captions, you specify that Microsoft Word use that style to build your table of figures. This works well if you want a table to include more than one label type---for example, figures and tables.

Be sure that you don’t apply the style to other elements in your document.

  1. Click where you want to insert the table of figures.
  2. On the References tab, in the Captions group, click Insert Table of Figures.

Captions group

  1. Click Options.
  2. Select the Style check box.
  3. In the Style list, click the style that you applied to the captions, and then click OK.
  4. Choose any other options that you want, and then click OK.

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Applies to:
Word 2010