Q&A: Is there an easy way to make a list of figures?

QIs there a way to generate a list of figures and tables in a book (in the FM)? Using a Word function?

AYes! When styles have been applied to the captions/titles, it’s a snap! There are also plugins and macros that will do this, explained below.

More Uses for a Table or List of Figures!

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Find out more about using Advanced Find and Replace in section 10 of the book, and look in section 11 for more on using Styles.

Once these steps give you a list of figures in a file, you can use it for a global check of consistency and style, sequential numbering, and other editorial concerns. It’s easier to see ways to improve such elements when they’re grouped in a list.


Any changes will have to be made in the original caption/title too. The list isn’t linked content/fields.

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