Auto-number tables & figures

How to use auto-numbering of table and figures, and cross-references in Word

Welcome to your 15-minute quick course!

Transform your documents with professional-grade formatting in just 15 minutes! This mini-course will teach you three essential skills for handling tables and figures in Microsoft Word:

  • numbering tables & figures sequentially – learn how to assign these numbers to ensure consistent numbering even as you add or rearrange content
  • adding cross-references to tables & figures – effortlessly link cross-references within the text, making it easier for readers to navigate the document
  • auto-numbering tables & figures by chapter – automatically update numbering to reflect chapters and sections.

Mastering these techniques will save you time and ensure your documents look polished and professional.


What you will achieve by taking this course

  • Efficiency: Reduce manual updates and errors.
  • Consistency: Maintain a professional look throughout your documents.
  • Ease of use: Quickly navigate and edit your documents with ease.

Course structure

This bite-sized course is designed for busy Word users. In just 15 minutes, you’ll watch clear, step-by-step video tutorials and follow along with practical exercises. By the end of this course, you’ll have mastered these essential Word techniques.


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Join now and elevate your Word skills in just 15 minutes!


Your Instructor


Hilary Cadman
Hilary Cadman

Hi, I'm Hilary. I have been a technical editor since 1999, and a trainer since 2005. I am passionate about helping fellow editors to save time and improve the quality of their work by becoming confident with technology.


Course Curriculum


  Welcome
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  Introduction
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  Module A: Numbering tables and figures sequentially
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  Module B: Cross-referencing tables and figures
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  Module C: Numbering tables and figures by section or chapter
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  FAQs and feedback
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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