How to add caption to a figure in Word and insert a new Label for a caption

To add a caption in Word

  1. From the Ribbon, click the tab References.
  2. On the References tab, within the menu group Captions, click Insert Caption (keyboard shortcut key: Alt+S+P). The dialog box Caption appears.
  3. Select a caption label from the drop-down list Label (default labels are Equation, Figure, and Table).
  4. Enter a caption next to the label in the Caption field.
  5. Click OK.

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To insert a new Label

  1. On the Caption dialog box, click the button New Label.
  2. Enter the new label name in the New Label pop-up window.
  3. Click OK. the New label is added to the drop-down list Label.