When you insert a caption for a picture that uses a wrapping style other than the In line with text
wrapping style, the caption floats over the top of the text in the Word for Mac document. Additionally, the caption is not associated with the picture. To associate a caption with a picture, you can insert a text box into the document and then insert the picture and the caption inside the text box. To do this, follow these steps.
These steps insert a picture from a preexisting file. You can also insert a picture from Clip Art, from a scanner, or from a camera.
- On the Insert menu, click Text Box.
- In the document, draw the text box where you want to put the picture and the caption. Draw the text box large enough to hold both the picture and the caption.
- Click inside the text box.
- On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From File.
- If the picture fills the text box, you can make the text box taller, wider, or both by dragging the resize handles of the text box to make the box.
- Select the picture.
- On the Insert menu, click Caption.
- In the Label list, click the label type that you want.
- In the Position list, click the caption position that you want.
- If you want to change how captions are numbered, click Numbering. To do this, follow these steps:
- On the Format list, click the numbering format that you want.
- If you want to include the chapter number with the caption, click to select the Include chapter number check box.
- Click OK.
- Type your caption, and then click OK.
- If the text box is either too large or too small when the caption is inserted, change the size of the text box by dragging the resize handles.
- Click the edge of the text box. The border changes from a hash mark border to a shaded border.
- On the Formatting Palette, expand the Wrapping pane.
- In the Style list, click the wrapping style that you want to use for the text box.
- In the Wrap to list, click the text-wrapping behavior that you want.
- By default, text boxes have a border applied to them. If you want to remove the border, follow these steps:
- Expand the Colors, Weights, and Fills pane.
- In the Line area, click No Line on the color palette.
Article ID: 894029 - Last Review: October 6, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
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