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Hi Nancy,

I'm sorry I may be repeating a question.

I've created a two-column, two-row table rows with a picture in each cell.  After I pasted each picture into the table, I inserted a caption under each picture.  So the computer copied part of a paragraph into the table of figures when I need it to put only captions there.  Since seem to remember that someone told me that, to solve the problem, I needed to insert a carriage return after each caption in the table.  But those CRs didn't help.  What mistake did I make?  Thanks.


Bill, I am unable to duplicate what you are experiencing.

I see that you are copying and pasting images, not inserting them

  So, I would ask where are you copying them from
  Is there any data attached to the image when you copy
You are pasting in a table
You insert a caption for each photo

At this point you create a Table of Figures which results in unwanted text within the caption

You have hit a "hard return' or Enter after the caption

Have you "Updated" the table of figures?  (Right Click, Update Field, Entire Table)

Not sure if  there is a clue here that might help.

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Nancy C. Janyszeski


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