Positioning captions in Word 2010

August 8, 2019 at 17:07:44
Specs: several
How do I set a caption text box to be a certain distance from the
picture it is a caption for? I see how to align vertical position
relative to a margin, page, line (whatever that refers to), or
paragraph. But not relative to the picture.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
August 9, 2019 at 02:29:33
Why don't you just place the caption manually in your desired location?
the right-click / Insert caption is a feature.
You can also write your caption and go to HOME - Styles , search for the Caption Style at the bottom of the list.

Using shift/enter/tabs to find the right spot

Alternatively
using the WRAP text feature (right click) could also have your desired result

Hope this helps!!

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#2
August 9, 2019 at 05:44:22
See if these are of any help:

https://www.howtogeek.com/363208/ho...

https://wordribbon.tips.net/T008714...

The second site is plethora of Word tips etc.


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#3
August 10, 2019 at 09:40:18
trvlr,

Your second link goes to a page about positioning a graphic. It is the
most basic -- and therefore most useful -- information about doing so.
It is followed by a bunch of comments on a wide variety of problems
people have with that positioning. Several say that options they want
to use are greyed out. My problem is that I don't see what I would
expect to be the most obvious option: Position a caption relative to
the graphic that it describes. I can't believe that option doesn't exist,
so I think I must be looking at it but not seeing it.

I think I've tried all the options I could find, but none seemed to work.
There still is plenty of experimentation I could do, but that takes time.

Part of my problem is that I was given this .docx file to edit, with about
100 pictures already in it. They all have captions, but I can't tell whether
those captions are defined as captions or if they are general-purpose
text boxes not connected with the pictures they describe. I can't tell
what the captions ARE connected to.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
August 10, 2019 at 09:54:26
Also if you're reading/editing the original file in/doc format it's possible that "some" of the formatting options etc. are lost in the conversion from docx to doc. At least that's warning I sometimes se when converting (saving) a docx into doc format. Though fair to say I've yet to encounter any such problems.

That second site is a whole treasury of ti[s re'Word; and you "my" find some useful stuff there - if you can access/trawl the content?

He does have an option to subscribe too, but I'm not sure if it costs or not to access full content.

I get a regular mail in of tips from the site; but haven't subscribed in any financial way..


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#5
August 10, 2019 at 11:11:27
Jeff

From my very limited understanding of the magical inner workings of MS Word,
if you move the picture, the caption will NOT follow,
unless both the picture & caption have been placed in a Text Box.

Not sure that helps.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#6
August 10, 2019 at 11:15:40
Also just found this link, it suggest using a Table to get better alignment:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#7
August 10, 2019 at 12:12:59
mmm I've found using a table occasionally allowed a simpler approach.

Using Word as a publishing tool is OK much of the time;but it does have its limit. Publisher of course was designed for that..

There used to be free publisher style utilities about in days of '9x... Don't know if they are any around today?


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#8
August 10, 2019 at 15:19:40
To be clear, I'm editing the file in .docx format because that is the
format it had when it was given to me, and I wanted to preserve
the existing formatting, which was fairly extensive.

I must have installed Word almost a month ago. It just started
telling me that I have four days to activate it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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