Add a caption to an object

You can add a caption or label to images, tables, shapes, and other objects. You type a caption a text box then group it with the object.

Add a caption

  1. Click near where you want the caption to appear, then click Text in the toolbar.

    A text box appears on the page.

  2. Drag the text box to where you want it; use the tools in the Arrange pane of the Format inspector to make precise adjustments.

  3. Type your caption.

    If the text doesn’t fit, drag the selection handles on the text box. If you don’t see selection handles, click outside the box, then click the text once.

  4. Do any of the following:

    • Change the look of the text: Use the font controls in the Text pane of the Format inspector to choose a different font, change the font size, and more.

    • Change the look of the text box: Click one of the text box styles at the top of the Style pane of the Format inspector, or use the other controls in the Style pane to change the color, add a shadow, and make other adjustments.

  5. To group the caption with the object so they stay together, select the caption and the object, then click Group at the bottom of the Arrange pane in the Format inspector.

  6. Choose an option from the Text Wrap pop-up menu at the top of the Arrange pane to set how text wraps around the object and caption.

If you want to use the same formatting for all captions in your document, you can create a paragraph style for captions so you can easily apply the style to all of the captions in your document.