Word 2007: Add Figure Numbers and Captions to Your Graphics

It often helps to use a caption for your image to provide additional info or point out specifics. You can add a caption and identifying figure number to charts, SmartArt, clip art and pictures.

1. Go to the desired image in your document.

2. Right-click the image.

3. Select Insert Caption to open the Caption dialog box.

4. Type your caption in the Caption textbox.

5. Choose the label and position from the corresponding dropdowns.

6. Click OK.


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7 Responses to “Word 2007: Add Figure Numbers and Captions to Your Graphics”

  1. November 10, 2008 at 6:47 am, chitradevi said:


    This was very useful. But i have a problem.

    My caption style disappears from the style bar when i convert the word 2003 document to PDF.

    But the caption style is present in the template but not displayed in the style bar.

    Why this happens and is there any possibility to make it display even after converting to PDF is done.

    Thanks and regards,
    T. Chitra devi.


  2. June 20, 2010 at 6:10 am, Dianne said:

    How do I renumber a Figure number once it is formatted? When I do that now it loses the formatting that designates it as a Figure and then it doesn’t show up in my Table of Figures


  3. August 31, 2010 at 9:18 am, Bla said:



  4. December 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm, Appleallen2 said:

    Now how do I reference the figure in the text. How do I create a list of figures?


  5. December 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm, Sunil said:


    i need help regarding Caption for figure…

    in word 2007 ,, whenever i insert a new figure then it should get automatic caption and figure number.. for this what i have to do . please help me.


  6. December 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm, Robert Powell said:

    When I right click on an inserted photo in word 2007 nothing happens. How do I insert figure numbers and captions?


  7. November 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm, Sridharan said:

    Useful information


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