Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Turning Off Automatic Captioning.

Turning Off Automatic Captioning

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 6, 2020)

If you previously turned on the automatic captioning feature of Word, you can turn it off by following these steps:

  1. Choose Caption from the Insert menu. Word displays the Caption dialog box.
  2. Click on the AutoCaption button. Word displays the AutoCaption dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  3. Figure 1. The AutoCaption dialog box.

  4. Search through the list of objects, removing checkmarks from those for which you no longer want captions.
  5. Click on OK.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (892) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Turning Off Automatic Captioning.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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