However, doing so could make your figure discontinuous.Likewise, deleting or moving captions confuses the order of figures.Place the insertion point where you want this to be displayed and click References Cross-reference. Without signifying a change in chapter (again, this is usually done with numbered headings), Word can't automatically create the number format you desire, but I think the workaround would work fine. I figured out another work around: I made only one caption: Figure 3. Then for figures 3b and 3c, I made them pure references to "Figure 3" with 'b' and 'c' tacked on just to the right of the reference.This makes sense because if ever "Figure 3" has to change, figures 3b and 3c will change accordingly.
Click the object for which you want to add a caption, such as an image or graph.Click the "References" tab and then select "Insert Caption" in the Captions group.Adjust the automatically filled figure label as necessary. Right-click the highlighted text and then select "Update Field" to update all figure numbers. Right-click with your mouse and then click on the 'Update Field' option, which will only update the figures in your document. Press the 'CTRL' and 'a' keys simultaneously to highlight all of the text in your document.4.