Microsoft KB Archive/168913

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Article ID: 168913

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168913


When you try to insert a caption inside a table cell, the table is selected and the caption is inserted either above or below the table.


Microsoft Word assumes that you want to include a caption for the table when any of the following conditions are true:

  • The insertion point is inside a table cell.


  • The table cell is selected.


  • The table is partially or entirely selected.

This functionality is different from earlier versions of Microsoft Word.


To insert a caption inside a table cell:

  1. Within the table cell, select only the text or object you want to create a caption for.

NOTE: Make sure you do not select the table cell.

  1. On the Insert menu, click Caption.
  2. In the Caption dialog box, type the necessary information, and then click OK.


For more information about using Captions, click the Office Assistant, type How do I insert a caption?, click Search, and then click to view "Add captions to tables, figures, equations, or other items."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component

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