How To Delete A Caption Label In Word

The captioning feature in Word will allow you to define custom labels for use in your captions. As time goes by though, you may not need a certain caption label any longer and it is always a good thing to keep a tidy “house.”

Follow the steps below to learn how to delete a caption:

  1. Display the References tab of your Ribbon.
  2. In the Captions group, click the Insert Caption tool to  display the dialog box.

  1. Using the Label drop-down list, select the caption label you would like to delete.
  2. Click Delete Label. Your label is immediately deleted. If the Delete Label button is not available, you did not select a custom caption label in step 3 above.
  3. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

Remember: These steps are used to delete a caption label, not an actual caption. The Delete Label button (in the Caption dialog box) will only be available for deleting a custom caption label (i.e., one you previously added using the New Label button). You cannot delete the built-in caption labels in Word.

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