Style separator in Word 2016 for Mac

Hi, I am working on my dissertation and I need to create a List of Figures and List of Tables. However, I have long descriptions within the Caption field, which I do not want to appear in the List. I have been trying to change the style of the text following the title in so many ways, but nothing seems to help. 

I have been trying to find some information about this issue, but it seems that Word 2016 does not have what was called before a "Style separator" and the tricks that people suggest are for older versions of Word.

Can someone, help me to figure out what to do?

Thanks!

 

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Last updated September 2, 2019 Views 8,350 Applies to:
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It's true that Mac Word does not provide style separators. It's a bit of a chore, but it can be simulated by making the caption into 2 separate paragraphs. For example:

Perhaps the caption reads:

Figure 1- Teamwork: Sharing knowledge with others is a beautiful thing!

but you want to include only

Figure 1-Teamwork

  1. Display the nonprinting characters
  2. Place the insertion point between the k & the colon
  3. Press return
  4. Select only the ¶ that now follows the k
  5. Go to Format> Font, check Hidden

The caption will display as 2 separate paragraphs while the nonprinting characters are displayed but will appear as a single paragraph when they're turned off. The 2nd paragraph will not be included when you generate the Table of Figures.


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