I am having trouble with some captions in MS Word. I'll describe the situation. For reference, I am using Word 2010.
I have a large (100+ pages) document that has many figures and tables in it. I would like to include a LoF and LoT in the front matter of the document. Please note, right away, that using something besides MS Word is not an option (no matter how much I wish it otherwise).
In this document I have set up two custom List Styles.
The first list style makes use of MS Words built in headings 1-5 and are numbered headings (e.g.
Section 2). The second list style makes use of MS Words built in headings 6-9 and begin with unnumbered appendix sections, e.g. Level 1 of the second list style is
Appendix A. The next subsection would be
A.1.1, and so on.
Now, when I use the
Add Caption feature in MS Word, it brings up a dialog box where I select the heading level for the table or figure. For captions in the main body of the document (i.e. in the numbered sections) I want them to be Table 3-1, Figure 4-1, etc. so for that dialog box I select "Heading Level 1".
But that means when I add captions to my figures and tables in the appendices it labels them Table 6-1, Table 6-23, etc. because it is built starting with Heading 6 (because I already used headings 1-5 in the first list style). I've tried manually changing the field code for the caption which does work but only temporarily. Every time I add a new caption anywhere in the document MS Word reinforces those settings for all captions.
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to resolve this situation? To get captions to match the section they are in, instead of setting them categorically in a single dialog box?
Is it clear what I am describing?