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Old 08-19-2011, 08:19 AM
RunningPirate RunningPirate is offline Windows Vista Office 2003
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Good Morning, Folks -

Is there a way to change the start number for photo captions? For example, normally, if you insert picture captions in a document, it will start with "Figure 1", then "Figure 2" and so forth throughout the document. Is there a way to change it so the captions start at, say, "Figure 24" and have all the following captions update accordingly?

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:50 PM
sinhneu sinhneu is offline Windows 7 32bit Office 2010 32bit
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Hi Running Pirate,

It seems that you can't change number start at of the caption. There isn't any option to customize it. I only know we can change 'start at' of numbering. So try this way by making numbering at the below of your pictures. A bit more complicated.

Good luck,

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Old 09-03-2011, 07:42 AM
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Word captions make use of SEQ fields. The user interface won't allow you to change the starting number, but you can do it manually. Press Alt+F11 to reveal the field codes. Locate the first { SEQ Figure } field. At the end of the field code, type in \r 11 and then press Alt+F9 again to hide field codes. To update the fields, switch to Print Preview and then back to your previous view (Ctrl+F2 followed by ESC).
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caption, sequence, series

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