Formatting images

This user guide can be used to format image captions in the Preliminaries, Body and Addenda


1. Click Styles on the Dashboard


2. A new window opens up


3. Select the Style you would like to edit by clicking on the title


4. A new window opens up and shows several Style tabs. Click on the Body (Preliminaries or Addenda) tab


5. A new window opens up showing all the sections collapsed


6. Open the Images section


7. There are three components to formatting an image: (a) image number, (b) image header, and (c) image footer. 


8. First select the image number using the drop-down menu. Your selection here will feed into the {ImageNumber} data field in the template.


9.  Next, to create a template for the Image header and Image footer, arrange the data fields in the order you wish them to appear. The data fields are:

  • {ImageRunningTitle} is the primary descriptor entered when you added your resource, or customized when you addd the image to your writing editor
  • {ImageTitle} this is another descriptor that can be used to provide a heading for your image (it is an optional data field)
  • {ImageNumber} is the number selected using the drop-down menu. This will automatically number your images in the sequence they appear in your writing editor
  • {Caption} is the resource format associated with how you added your image resource (e.g. Table, Figure, Exhibit, etc.)
  • {ImageLegend} this is the legend information and references you added to your image


10. Add any text you require before the data fields (e.g., a bracket), between the data fields (e.g., the end of the bracket, a colon, a dash, a full stop or hit enter to create a new line), or after the data fields (e.g., a full stop)


11. Next, highlight the text you wish to format and use the formatting tools in the side menu (e.g., font, size, line spacing, bold, italics, underline and alignment). Note that the Image alignment is set when you customized your image in the writing editor.


12. To save your changes, click the Save Changes button on the top. Note that you cannot save changes to a Public Style. To do that you will need to click Save as new style and give it your different name




  1. To preview your formatted image, export your project using the Style you have just changed or saved
  2. To change the Style you are using for a specific project, return to the Dashboard and edit the Project Settings


See Also

  • Adding a writing object
  • Formatting paragraphs and quotes
  • Formatting headings
  • Formatting lists
  • Formatting a list of images
  • Formatting the Table of Contents
  • Video Guide
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