Best format for image notations in Book using Word

curiouswebster used Ask the Experts™
I have a Mac and mainly use Word 2011 or Mac but also have Word 2017 installed, and ready to use when needed.

I am writing a book and expect to have lots of image, and need a formatting method for the pictures.

For example,
"Image 2.3"

would mean the third image in Chapter 2.

What alternatives are there for this? Does Word handle this automatically? I would hate to need to update this manually, just because I added a new image to the front of the chapter.

Also, what about credits? Where do they go?

I will put references at the end of the book, and would be happy to also put image sources also at the end.

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here you go, directly from the horse's mouth:
Use captions in Word for Mac

Applies To: Word 2016 for Mac Word for Mac 2011
You can add a caption to any picture, table, or equation in your document. You can also have Word automatically insert captions for some items. In addition, you can change the numbering format or change the label title.
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Thanks. Would I then use the Insert Footnote...

feature to describe the source of the image, which I can chose to place at the end of the book?
Would I then use the Insert Footnote...
i don't think so - use Insert menu and click Caption
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feature to describe the source of the image, which I can chose to place at the end of the book?
it is like the table of contents, it inserts where you put the cursor
Colleen Kayter4D Assets
Newbie, in addition to Paul's link to steps for using the caption feature, I think what you're asking is this:

Figure (or Image) 2.3 Example of a widget.

Then, you want to add a citation for the widget photo? There are a lot of things about captioning that can be automated with Word 2016:

1) At the beginning of your document, in addition to the automated table of contents, you can add a table of illustrations. Word will compile a table of every instance where you used the caption tool, including page numbers. BTW, the captions will be automatically renumbered when you insert an additional image before other previously added images.

2) You can use citation manager to track sourcing and build a "bibliography" of the images. BTW, you can also track all the other types of sources you want to cite. The instructions look much more complicated than the tool is to use. You just have to add your citations to the manager so they're available when you are ready to insert them in your book file.

3) Bookmarks and cross references. If your text includes references to particular images, use cross referencing to refer to the image. e.g., See Figure 2.3. In this example, the figure number is actually a field and if the number for that particular illustration changes, the reference in text will change also.

I've built complex books as large as 800 pages, including one for a client that requires quarterly updates. If you find you've jumped into the deep end, I'm available for gigs.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer



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