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Images: How to Caption

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Microsoft Word 2019

To caption an image in a Word document: 

Create Caption:

  1. Click Image
  2. Click References > Insert Caption
    1. Choose a Label that reflects the type of image
    2. Type in caption info

Format Caption

  1. Home > Styles > control click Caption > Modify

Update Caption Numbers (if you delete a numbered caption):

  1. Select All the material in the document
  2. Control click > Update Field

Google Docs

To caption an image in Google Docs:

Download add ons:

  • Add Ons > Get Add Ons
    • Captionizer
    • Caption Maker 

(Or just create captions by hand)