Cross-reference dialog box: For figures and tables being able to choose "only number"
In a large report a lot of cross-references are done. If one cross-references a headline one can choose to only insert the number. This option is not available for figures, tables and equations. But often I just want to add the number without any text. E.g.: I have a figure named "Figure 1: ***". Now I want to crossreference it inside a sentence, obviously figure needs to be written with a small letter "In figure 1 this and that". This is not possible, because Word can only add "Figure 1". If I could just add the "1" it would be perfect.
Exactly!! Or if you wanted to say "figures 1-4 show..." you could cross reference only the numbers. Instead all you can do is "Figure 1 through Figure 4 show..." which is awkward and not proper grammar.