Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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5. Click the OK button.
The caption is applied to the figure.
The caption itself is a special type of text box, which resembles a graphical image but contains text.
It’s not grouped with the image, so if you move or resize the image, you have to move or resize the
caption box as well. To avoid that, you can group the two items. See the later section, “Grouping im-
See Chapter 23 for more information on text boxes.
You can change the caption at any time simply by clicking the mouse in the caption text box
and typing a new caption.
Captions are removed like any other graphic in your document; see the next section.
An advantage to applying captions this way is that you can create a list of captions
or figures for your document, summarizing them all along with their page references. To do so,
use the Insert Table of Figures button, found in the References tab’s Captions group.
Deleting an image or some artwork
Getting rid of artwork in a document isn’t the same as removing text. Graphics are special. The
proper way to delete them is to click the image once to select it. Then press the Delete key. Poof —
it’s gone.
Images in and around Your Text
You can place graphics into your document in three different ways:
Inline: The graphic works like a large, single character sitting in the middle of your text. The
graphic stays with the text, so you can press Enter to place it on a line by itself or press Tab to
indent the image, for example.
Wrapped: Text flows around the graphic, avoiding the image like all the girls at a high school
dance avoid the guys from the chess club.
Floating: The image appears behind the text as though it’s part of the paper, or the image slaps
down on top of the text like some bureaucratic tax stamp.
Each of these ways to place an image features various options, which help you create the
look you want. The options are found by clicking the image to select it and then clicking the Layout
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