How To Update Caption Numbers In Word

We have covered Adding Captions and Adding Captions to a Floating Object in previous posts:

Today I will teach you how to update caption numbers in your documents.

If you insert a new caption in your Word document, Word will automatically update your caption numbers.  But, if you delete or reposition a caption, you will have to manually update your caption numbers.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  • Click any place in your document and press CTRL + A to select your entire document
  • Right-click and then select Update Field on the shortcut menu that appears

All of your captions should now be updated.

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