When inserting a figure or table, you can add a caption. It has some default styling that you can edit in the Quick Styles pane. By default in Word 2013 this is a 9pt italic font. Unfortunately, this makes the caption and the text itself italic, e.g.

Table 1 Income breakdown

. My academic guidelines, however, indicate that captions should not be in italics, with exception of the enumeration of the figure or table. Some punctuation is necessary as well, e.g.

Table 1. Income breakdown.

Is there any way this can be achieved in an automated manner?


In home tab of your Word, right click on the arrow next to the styles shown in the image below

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go to caption and select modify

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you will see a window

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in this area you can adjust font properties.

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    This changes the style of the label and the text, not of one of 'em. – Bram Vanroy Dec 27 '14 at 14:50
  • Then why did you mark it as answered? This didn't answer your question. – GregNash Feb 2 '17 at 20:46

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