When you create a document with figures and tables in Word, are you writing it like this?
See the diagram above.
It is written in the following table.
The table on the next page shows the total results.
Although the preceding and following context will tell you which figure or table is referred to, the following sentence would be more professional.
See Figure 2.
It is written in Table 1.
See Table 2 Results.
Using figure and table numbers uniquely determines which figure or table is being referred to.
This article will explore the feature in Microsoft Word that allows you to insert chart numbers.
Insert a table or figure number
Draw it in a position that allows about four lines of text to be written on top.
Suppose the “Figure” is not available on the label. In that case, you can add a new label by clicking the “New Label…” button, entering the label text, and then clicking the “OK” button.
Refer to Figure Number
When referring to a figure number, use the cross-reference function instead of directly typing “Figure 1” or similar.
Create a table of contents for figures and tables
The Insert Table of Figures function can be used to create a table of contents for figures and tables.
In this article, we have inserted a figure number. The same procedure can also be used to insert table numbers and equation numbers. Moreover, when you use the cross-reference function of a figure number, it’s not merely inserted as a string. Still, it is also a hyperlink, so you can jump to the referenced figure or table when you output it as a PDF.
Furthermore, when items are inserted in the middle of the document, and their numbers change, these are updated accordingly, helping prevent omissions when modifications are made.