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Caption number listed twice in table of contents

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Oct 11, 2022 Oct 11, 2022

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I am creating a table of contents for all the figures in my document. Each figure has an assigned number (ex: Figure 1-1., Figure 1-2., Figure 2-1......Figure 8-5.). Immediately following each caption number is a description of the figure (ex: Fig 1-1. Cutaway view of gear assembly.). When I generate a table of contents for these figures, the caption number is written twice (ex: Figure 1-1. Figure 1-1. Cutaway view of gear assembly). What am I doing wrong?

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Is the "Figure 1-1." a part of the caption text, or from an autonumbering sequence? If it's part of the text, any TOC, TOF or cross-reference link will bring in that text as part of the entry.

 

Either number your captions, or number the TOC/TOF entries, but don't do both. Since you want your captions numbered, don't use any autonumbering on the TOF.

 

There are some fancier options, especially if you use Cross-Refs, but that's the basic approach.

 


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Hello,

It is from an auto-numbering sequence. They are not part of the text.

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You can either turn off any auto-numbering of the TOF entries, or at the bottom of the TOC format dialogue, make sure "Exclude Numbers" is selected.

 

I am pretty sure you are numbering the entries in both places; turn one off.

 


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