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Hi forum!
I am a new member that is currently working on my Master's thesis.
I am doing some laboratory work and hence need to add a lot of figures in the document to show the results from my work.

I am using the normal SEQ arabic automatic numbering for my figures and am updating all references and numbering as I go along.

In one page in the document I pressed in 8 smaller figures since they didnt need much space and I was in need to cut down the total amount of pages.
The figures fit and everything worked out nicely until I tried to insert captions for my figures.
Word does not seem to wanna play along with numbering the figures according to the logical system of:
1 2
3 4
5 6


7 8
but opt instead for a more unlogical random numbering system. Sometimes it numbers the figures as
8 7
6 5
4 3
2 1
and sometimes it seems to number the figures based on no logic at all. I was wondering, since the numbering for all other figures in the document seem to be working fine: cant I force number the figures as something and make the autonumbering continue after that perticular page while keeping correct numbering?

I have tried everything I can think of and have placed and replaced the figures and captions many times, and updating the whole document, nothing seems to work. Someone please help!

Thanks / J
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Hi J,

The problem you have is that the figures and captions don't have the same anchor order. With Word's design, when the shapes float on the page, so too do their captions. This makes it more difficult than it should be to get the order of both the follow the same sequence. The best approach for this kind of thing is to insert the figures and their captions into a table.
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