When you use the captioning feature in Word, as you learned in another recent article, you can very easily insert, consistent, sequentially numbered captions for different elements in your document, such as tables and images.
You can define different labels that are used with your captions (i.e., in caption “Table 1,” the word Table is your label. By default, Word provides you with three standard labels to use in your captions: Figure, Table and Equation.
You can elect to define different labels for your captions though, if you so desire.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Click the References tab of your Ribbon.
- In the Captions group, click Insert Caption to display the dialog box.
- Click New Label to display the dialog box.
- Key in your new label, as you would like it to appear in your document.
- Click on OK to save your label.
- Click on Cancel to close the Caption dialog box.