Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007 and 2010. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Turning Off Automatic Captioning.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 27, 2016)
If you previously turned on the automatic captioning feature of Word, you can turn it off by following these steps:
Figure 1. The AutoCaption dialog box.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11982) applies to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Turning Off Automatic Captioning.
Learning Made Easy! Quickly teach yourself how to format, publish, and share your content using Word 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace, building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Check out Microsoft Word 2013 Step by Step today!
When using the captioning capabilities of Word, you aren't limited to the three default caption labels provided in the ...Discover More
Word can automatically add captions to various elements of your document, such as tables or figures. Here's how to configure ...Discover More
Ever want to use Word's automatic figure captioning feature, without the numbering? While there isn't a way to make this work ...Discover More
FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."
Got a version of Word that uses the ribbon interface (Word 2007 or later)? This site is for you! If you use an earlier version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the menu interface.