Microsoft Word’s Tables of Figures from Captions

Tables of Figures and Figure Captions

MS-Word can add an automatic, updatable table of figures to your document.

But how? As my fellow editor said, “‘The last List of Figures I generated hyperlinked only one item on the list – the rest were not linked.”

This happened because MS-Word can only add a table of figures if you have previously inserted MS-Word’s captions to mark the figures. MS-Word can only ‘see’ its own captions; it does not detect manually inserted figure labels and so does not include them in the list of figures.

I have explained them in separate blog posts. One explains figure captions and the other explains how to list them in a table of figures. Click on the underlined words to go there.

Click here if you want to open a PDF that explains everything in one document- with illustrations.

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