Defining caption styles
You can define how captions are styled for exported figures and tables.
Style figure captions
To replace the default Figure caption style with a customized figure caption style:
- Insert a picture to the Word template (click the Insert tab > Picture > Upload method > select a picture > Insert)
- Right-click on the picture and click Insert Caption.
Please note, the label used for a figure depends on the language of the MS Word installation that was used to create the template (e.g. English version = Figure, German version = Abbildung).
- Once confirmed, select the position of your label in the Position drop-down.
- After this, define your numbering for the caption by selecting the Format option
- Once the positioning and numbering preferences have been confirmed, click OK and the caption will be inserted.
- Next, highlight the caption and select Styles Pane in the upper right corner:
The Styles section is then displayed. Select the dropdown menu for the Caption style and click Modify Style
- Within the Modify Style screen, you can now change the font, fontsize, color and other properties for the caption
- Once all preferences for the style have been selected, click OK to save your changes. The caption will reflect the assigned style.
- Finish the process by deleting the picture and caption and then save your template
Style table captions
To replace the default Table caption text with a customized table caption style, please follow these steps:
- Insert a Table into the Word template (click the Insert tab > Table)
- Choose a 2x2-Table – a table with two columns and two rows is inserted
- Highlight the table, right-click it and click Insert Caption
- Repeat steps three to eight as outlined for styling figure caption, for formatting the table caption
- Delete the table and related caption and save your template.