Change Numbers in MS Word Captions

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When you use the Caption feature in MS Word, a label and number can be assigned to each figure in your document. By default, MS Word assigns each figure a number beginning with number 1 and so on. However, if you do not want to use this number format for the figures, you have the option to change it.

Follow the steps below to change the number format for a caption:

  • Launch MS Word.  
  • Select the caption you want to change.  
  • Click Insert | Reference | Caption.  
  • From the Caption dialog box, click the Numbering button.  
  • Use the drop-down arrow beside Format, and select the number format you would like to use.  
  • Click OK.

Pretty simple once you know how isn't it?

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