Advanced Word Processing – Table of Figures
Create, update a table of figures based on specified styles and formats.
In the same way as we can create a table of contents, we can also create a table of figures in Writer. A table of figures lists all the tables, graphics and objects present in the document in a table format. Whenever a new graphic or table is added to the document, these changes automatically appear in the table of figures when it is next updated.
To create a table of figures based on specified heading styles and formats, click on ‘Insert’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Indexes and Tables’, and from the resulting sub-menu, click on ‘Indexes and Tables’. This will open the ‘Insert Index/Table’ dialog box.
In this dialog box, under the ‘Index/Table’ tab, we have a number of options. Under the ‘Type and Title’ area, we can insert the ‘Title’ for the new table of contents and under ‘Type’, we can choose the type of index which we need to create. Here we are creating a ‘Table of Figures’ and hence we are going to choose the ‘Type’ as ‘User-Defined’.
After this, under the ‘Create From’ area, we have a number of checkboxes. To create a table of figures based on specific heading styles and formats, check the ‘OLE objects’, ‘Graphics’ and ‘Tables’ checkboxes.
After this, click on ‘OK’. The required table of figures will get inserted into the document.
To update a table of figures, simply right-click on the table of figures and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Update Index/Table’. This will update the table of figures with the latest changes which have been done to the document.