If you want to add captions to images in Google Docs without moving them, try one of these quick fixes.
While Google Docs is great for document sharing and real-time collaboration, it lacks a feature that lets you add captions to images. If you’ve encountered this problem while doing your homework or homework and had to open a different editor, we’ve got good news. There are several easy ways you can add captions to images in Google Docs.
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1. Use the drawing function
To access the function Drawing , open the menu Insertion , then click Drawing > New . This will open a window that will allow you to create a new design using shapes, captions, lines, or arrows, among other tools.
Now you need to insert the image. You can do this by copying a URL or uploading it to Google Drive from your device or account.
Once you have downloaded and resized the image, click on the icon Text zone in the top menu and add text. You can move the text using the tool. Selection .
Besides, you can use several text formatting options like size, font, color, alignment, italics, bold, bullets, etc. Finally, when you are done editing the image and caption, select the button Save and close .
Note : If you want to modify the legend, click on the drawing and select Edit in the toolbar.
2. Create a table
If you’re in a rush and need a way to save time while using Google Docs, creating a table may be the right thing for you. All you have to do is insert a table, add the picture, and write the caption. Now, let’s take a closer look at how you can do this.
- Open menu Insertion , click on Board and select a grid size of 1 x 2 .
- Drag and drop the image in the top cell.
- Enter the caption in the bottom cell and use the features of Google Docs to edit it as you like.
- Right click on the table and select Properties .
- Set of border table for opt if the rows of the table are no longer visible.
- Click on okay to save the changes.
3. Use an add-on
If you often need to insert captions in Google Docs, you should install an add-on to make your Google Docs look more professional. Go to Google Workspace Marketplace by opening the menu Additional modules located at the top and select Get add-ons.
We recommend that you use Caption Maker , but other options are also available.
Note : Caption Maker also inserts captions for drawings and tables.
Once you’ve inserted, resized, and organized your images, click Additional modules > Caption Maker > Start . Then select the button Under – titrate .
By default, Caption Maker will tag images as Figure 1, 2, and so on. However, there is no need to worry since you can easily edit the caption text by double clicking on it.
How to use Caption Maker to speed up your editing:
- If you need to insert captions in a specific part of your document, select that part and click Define the legend before clicking on Subtitle . Or you can select the part where you don’t want to insert subtitles and select Turn off the subtitle .
- If you need to create a list containing the captioned pictures or tables, select List of images or List of tables . Additionally, if you need to refresh these lists, click Update lists.
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Add captions effortlessly
If you need to add captions to a lot of images, using an add-on might be the best solution. However, if you’re in a rush and just need a quick edit, the first or second method will do the job.
If you’re making changes to a Google document that you don’t want, tap Ctrl + Z to cancel them. You can also access File > Version history > View version history to restore an earlier version.