Just like you see on webpages or in books, you can attach captions to your images, photos, and other objects in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. This is a great way to give your audience descriptions, include citations or references, or simply help articulate your object better.
While Pages, Numbers, and Keynote did not offer a caption feature until versions 10.1 were released, there were still ways to create them. But with 10.1 you can create and attach captions much easier and add titles too, here’s how.
Create and attach a caption to an object on Mac
Open one of these apps on your Mac, head to the spot containing the object you want to caption, and then follow these steps.
1) Select the object and then click the Format button to open the sidebar.
2) Click the Style tab at the top. If you’re captioning a video, you’ll choose the Web Video tab instead.
3) Scroll down to the bottom and you’ll checkboxes for Title and Caption. You can use both or just one. And for the Title, choose if you want the title at the top or bottom of the object. Captions always appear beneath the object.
4) Once you check the box for Title or Caption, you’ll see that item added to your document. Select the text (“Title” or “Caption”) and insert your own.
5) If you keep the Format sidebar open with either the Title or Caption selected, you can click the corresponding tab to format your text.
Create and attach a caption to an object on iPhone and iPad
If you’re using Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on iOS, you’ll follow a similar process to create and attach a caption to an object.
1) Select the object and then tap the Format button (brush icon).
2) In the Format window, tap the Style tab.
3) At the bottom, tap Title and Caption. Like on Mac, you can use both or just one and choose top or bottom for the Title. Just enable the toggle(s).
4) Select the text for the Title or Caption near your object and insert your own.
5) Tap the Format button with your Title or Caption selected and tap the corresponding tab to format your text.
Wrapping it up
Creating captions for photos, graphics, images, and shapes in your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations has benefits for your audience. And since they’re easy to make and format, consider using them!
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