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Table of Figures - Own Numbering Sequence?

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Hi,

I'm trying to create a list of figures and tables that look like this:

Figure 1.1

Figure 1.2

Figure 2.1

Figure 2.2

etc...

The caption function automatically increase with an increment of 1 for

each new figure/table. How could I have it start renumbering again from

1 when I get to each chapter of my document?

Since, I'm not a professional user of Words, simple step-by-step

instructions would be welcomed.

Thanks.

Tham

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    • You can use a SEQ field for this. Read about it in Word help, and post

      back if you have specific questions.

      thampw < wrote:

      > Hi,

      > I'm trying to create a list of figures and tables that look like this:

      > Figure 1.1

      > Figure 1.2

      > Figure 2.1

      > Figure 2.2

      > etc...

      > The caption function automatically increase with an increment of 1 for

      > each new figure/table. How could I have it start renumbering again from

      > 1 when I get to each chapter of my document?

      > Since, I'm not a professional user of Words, simple step-by-step

      > instructions would be welcomed.

      > Thanks.

      > Tham

      >

      > --

      > Message posted from http://www.mcse.ms/

      >

      #1; Fri, 30 May 2008 21:32:00 GMT
    • As a quick fix, since captions use SEQ fields for numbering, you

      can manually edit the underlying field codes at the appropriate places

      in your document to force a restart of numbering: Press ALT+F9 to

      display field codes. You'll find that your captions look similar to

      the following: { SEQ Figure \* ARABIC } and { SEQ Table \* ARABIC }.

      Go to the first caption that should be renumbered, and add the \r 1

      (where "1" is the number one) before the SEQ Figure and SEQ Table

      parts, like this: { SEQ Figure \r 1 \* ARABIC } and { SEQ Table \r 1

      \* ARABIC }, respectively. Repeat this procedure for each caption

      which should be restarted.

      When you are done, press ALT+F9 again to hide field codes. In order to

      see the correct (updated) field results, select the entire document

      and press F9.

      Note that this approach will not add the chapter number to the

      caption; if you must have these numbers, you'll have to type them in,

      which is a time-consuming task, depending on the number of captions in

      your document.

      In the future, if you want to easily insert captions each of which

      restarts on each chapter and includes the current heading number, you

      need to learn about paragraph styles and make use of the built-in

      headings, named "Heading 1" through "Heading 9". Also, you'll have to

      add paragraph numbering to these headings.

      For information about paragraph styles, start here:

      http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/styl...sOnStyles.html

      For information about heading numbering, see:

      http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/numb...numbering.html

      When you are using one of the built-in heading styles for your

      chapters titles, you can do the following: Choose

      Insert>Reference>Caption (or Insert>Caption for Word 2000 or Word 97).

      In the Caption dialog box, make sure "Figure" is the chosen "Label",

      and then click the Numbering button. Click to check the "Include

      chapter number" option and choose the appropriate built-in style to

      restart numbering from, and then click OK. Repeat this procedure for

      "Table". When you are done, click Close to close the Caption dialog

      box.

      Stefan Blom

      "thampw >" <<thampw.1f6aug.ms-word.todaysummary.com.excelforum-nospam.com> wrote:

      > Hi,

      > I'm trying to create a list of figures and tables that look like

      this:

      > Figure 1.1

      > Figure 1.2

      > Figure 2.1

      > Figure 2.2

      > etc...

      > The caption function automatically increase with an increment of 1

      for

      > each new figure/table. How could I have it start renumbering again

      from

      > 1 when I get to each chapter of my document?

      > Since, I'm not a professional user of Words, simple step-by-step

      > instructions would be welcomed.

      > Thanks.

      > Tham

      >

      > --

      > Message posted from http://www.mcse.ms/

      >

      #2; Fri, 30 May 2008 21:33:00 GMT
    • If you have used one of Word's built-in heading styles for your chapter

      titles or numbers and the titles or numbers are autonumbered, you can use

      the "Include chapter number" feature in the Caption dialog.

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

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      all may benefit.

      "thampw >" <<thampw.1f6aug.ms-word.todaysummary.com.excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message

      news:thampw.1f6aug.ms-word.todaysummary.com.excelforum-nospam.com...

      > Hi,

      > I'm trying to create a list of figures and tables that look like this:

      > Figure 1.1

      > Figure 1.2

      > Figure 2.1

      > Figure 2.2

      > etc...

      > The caption function automatically increase with an increment of 1 for

      > each new figure/table. How could I have it start renumbering again from

      > 1 when I get to each chapter of my document?

      > Since, I'm not a professional user of Words, simple step-by-step

      > instructions would be welcomed.

      > Thanks.

      > Tham

      >

      > --

      > Message posted from http://www.mcse.ms/

      >

      #3; Fri, 30 May 2008 21:35:00 GMT