Figure Captions in Text Boxes / Table of Figures

Discussion in 'Word Graphics' started by Adina, May 25, 2010.

  1. Adina

    Adina Guest

    I'm using Word 2003 at work. I have sequentially numbered figure captions
    (created using Insert > Reference > Caption, so they're auto-numbered). Many
    of these captions are in text boxes because the figures have paragraph-text
    wrapping around them (e.g., Wrapping Style: Square). But the captions that
    are in text boxes do not show up in the Table of Figures. The captions that
    are NOT in text boxes DO show up in the Table of Figures. How do I get the
    captions that are in text boxes to show up in the Table of Figures? Or is
    there an alternative to captioning the floating (i.e., with text wrapping
    around) figures without using text boxes?

    I've tried doing the captions using the built-in "Caption" style and setting
    the Table of Figures to reference those items. I've also tried doing them by
    setting my own "Figure Caption" style and setting the Table of Figures to
    reference that style instead. Both ways give the same result. I've checked
    the field codes for the captions inside and outside the text boxes, and they
    are identical.

    Incidentally, I remember this working fine at my last job where we had Word
    2007. Maybe this is a glitch in 2003?
    Adina, May 25, 2010
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  2. Adina

    Stefan Blom Guest

    In Word versions prior to Word 2007, items in text boxes aren't recognized for
    the purpose of table of contents/table of figures creation. What you can do is
    insert the object "In line with text," add its caption in the main body of the
    text, and then wrap a frame around the object and caption. To add a frame to the
    selection, you can use the Insert Frame command on the Forms toolbar.
    Stefan Blom, May 25, 2010
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  3. Adina

    Adina Guest

    Thanks, Stefan. I also discovered that if I convert the text box itself to a
    frame, this fixes the problem.
    Adina, May 25, 2010
  4. Adina

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Yes, that would work too, of course. :)
    Stefan Blom, May 26, 2010
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