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In a Word 2004 document, I have inserted captions for Figures. When I insert
a caption for a Table, it changes all the "Figure" captions to "Table". If I
change one back to "Figure", it changes them all to "Figure" including the
one that was inserted as a "Table". Very frustrating!
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You probably has the "update automatically" setting turn on for the style you
are using for the captions.

Select the style in question, choose "modify", uncheck the "update
automatically"

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In a Word 2004 document, I have inserted captions for Figures. When I insert
a caption for a Table, it changes all the "Figure" captions to "Table". If I
change one back to "Figure", it changes them all to "Figure" including the
one that was inserted as a "Table". Very frustrating!

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Hmm. I can't get that to happen in Word 2004, even with automatically
update on. To be honest, since Insert | Caption should insert hard-coded
text, that really doesn't make any sense at all. (If you hit option-F9, you
will see the number change to a field code, but the label is plain text,
there shouldn't be anything that *can* update it.) Were you copying and
pasting the captions or anything? How did you create them?

Wild guess--perhaps the doc is corrupt. Try the fixes here ON A COPY.
http://word.mvps.org/Mac/DocumentCorruption.html

I assume you really are using a Mac and 2004 was not just a typo. If so,
and corrupt doesn't fix it, please follow this up on the MacWord newsgroup
rather than this busy and overcrowded newsgroup, in case it is a Mac issue.

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On 11/3/06 12:17 PM, "Techie Writer" wrote:

In a Word 2004 document, I have inserted captions for Figures. When I insert
a caption for a Table, it changes all the "Figure" captions to "Table". If I
change one back to "Figure", it changes them all to "Figure" including the
one that was inserted as a "Table". Very frustrating!


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Default How to insert a new caption (Table) without changing Figures.

I have no idea about the default caption-style in Word2004.

But in Word2007 the default style for Captions is "Caption"

In Word2003 and Word2007 it is possible to modify the style used by captions
- including the "automatically update" setting.

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"Daiya Mitchell" wrote:

Hmm. I can't get that to happen in Word 2004, even with automatically
update on. To be honest, since Insert | Caption should insert hard-coded
text, that really doesn't make any sense at all. (If you hit option-F9, you
will see the number change to a field code, but the label is plain text,
there shouldn't be anything that *can* update it.) Were you copying and
pasting the captions or anything? How did you create them?

Wild guess--perhaps the doc is corrupt. Try the fixes here ON A COPY.
http://word.mvps.org/Mac/DocumentCorruption.html

I assume you really are using a Mac and 2004 was not just a typo. If so,
and corrupt doesn't fix it, please follow this up on the MacWord newsgroup
rather than this busy and overcrowded newsgroup, in case it is a Mac issue.

See here for Google/Entourage gateway to newsgroups for MacWord, MacExcel,
and other MS programs for the Mac:
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/community/community.aspx?pid=newsgroups


On 11/3/06 12:17 PM, "Techie Writer" wrote:

In a Word 2004 document, I have inserted captions for Figures. When I insert
a caption for a Table, it changes all the "Figure" captions to "Table". If I
change one back to "Figure", it changes them all to "Figure" including the
one that was inserted as a "Table". Very frustrating!


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Modifying the Caption style, however, should not change the labels inserted
by the Insert | Reference | Caption command. If you have included the word
"Figure" or "Table" in numbering applied to the Caption style, then this
would explain your difficulty.

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I have no idea about the default caption-style in Word2004.

But in Word2007 the default style for Captions is "Caption"

In Word2003 and Word2007 it is possible to modify the style used by

captions
- including the "automatically update" setting.

--
Best regards
Erik Bo

"Daiya Mitchell" wrote:

Hmm. I can't get that to happen in Word 2004, even with automatically
update on. To be honest, since Insert | Caption should insert hard-coded
text, that really doesn't make any sense at all. (If you hit option-F9,

you
will see the number change to a field code, but the label is plain text,
there shouldn't be anything that *can* update it.) Were you copying and
pasting the captions or anything? How did you create them?

Wild guess--perhaps the doc is corrupt. Try the fixes here ON A COPY.
http://word.mvps.org/Mac/DocumentCorruption.html

I assume you really are using a Mac and 2004 was not just a typo. If

so,
and corrupt doesn't fix it, please follow this up on the MacWord

newsgroup
rather than this busy and overcrowded newsgroup, in case it is a Mac

issue.

See here for Google/Entourage gateway to newsgroups for MacWord,

MacExcel,
and other MS programs for the Mac:
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/community/community.aspx?pid=newsgroups


On 11/3/06 12:17 PM, "Techie Writer" wrote:

In a Word 2004 document, I have inserted captions for Figures. When I

insert
a caption for a Table, it changes all the "Figure" captions to

"Table". If I
change one back to "Figure", it changes them all to "Figure" including

the
one that was inserted as a "Table". Very frustrating!


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Word FAQ: http://www.word.mvps.org/
MacWord Tips: http://word.mvps.org/Mac/WordMacHome.html
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http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/



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