Creating an Automatic Table of Figures in Word

Applies to Word 2007, 2010 and 2013 for Windows.  Instructions for Word 2003 and Word for Mac 2011 can be found in the links at the bottom of the page.

Using an table of figures is very similar to an automatic table of contents.  To insert a table of figures, go to the References tab and in the camptions area click on "Insert Table of Figures".  To add a figure to the table of figures list, click on the figure you want to add and then click "Insert Caption."  Fill out the fields in the dialog box and a caption will be added under your figure.

If figures are not showing up in your table of figures, try clicking on "Update Table" under the captions section of the References ribbon.

More information about using the Table of Figures feature can be found at:

Word 2013/2010

Word for Mac 2011

Word 2007

Word 2003