Automatic captioning does not label inserted Word file

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SYMPTOMS

When you configure Microsoft Word to automatically insert captions for Word documents, and you then insert documents by clicking Fileon the Insert menu in Word 2000, Word 2002 and Word 2003 or by clicking Text from File from Object in the Text group of the Insert tab, captions are not automatically added.

CAUSE

Word adds captions to embedded Word document objects only. The AutoCaption feature does not apply to Word documents that you insert directly as files.

RESOLUTION

To correctly insert a document and have the caption automatically added, follow these steps.

Word 2000, Word 2002, and Word 2003
  1. On the Insert menu, click Object.
  2. Click the Create New tab and select Microsoft Word Document from the Object type list. Click OK. Or click the Create from File tab and click Browse to select an existing Word document to insert as a Word document object.
Word 2007 and Word 2010
  1. On the Insert menu, in the Text group, click Object and then click Object.
  2. Click the Create New tab and select Microsoft Word Document from the Object type list. Click OK. Or click the Create from File tab and click Browse to select an existing Word document to insert as a Word document object.

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Article ID: 212148 - Last Review: August 16, 2010 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Word 2010
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