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In MS Word 2010, I have a number of tables. Some at the start of the document are 'standardized' templates to record document version, etc. In one case, I have a single table that spans two pages.

I do not care to caption or list the first two tables, which are stardard templates for all our formal documents, in the table of figures, but start with the first table in the body of the text. However, when I try to caption the first table, it starts numbering with 3. How do I change it to start with 1?
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Not exactly simple, but it can be done. There is a Microsoft article here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/145508

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1.      Place your insertion point where you want the caption numbering to appear for the first caption.
2.      On the Insert menu, click Caption. Click OK.
A caption is inserted into the document (for example, Figure 1).
3.      Repeat this process as many times as necessary for your captions.
4.      Place the insertion point at the location in the document where you want caption numbering to be restarted.
5.      Select the number in the caption. On the Insert menu, choose Field.
6.      In the Field Names column, select "Seq."
7.      In the Field Codes box, after "SEQ," type Figure.
8.      Click the Options button. Choose the Field Specific Switches tab. Select the \r switch, and click Add To Field. Type the number desired to restart the caption numbering after the \r. Click OK, and then click OK again.
9.      On the File menu, click Print Preview. Then, choose Close from the Print Preview screen.
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thx. just what I was looking for.
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