Tuesday, October 25, 2005

DAILY O'REILLY V: Figures, Tables, and Examples

DAILY O'REILLY STYLESHEET EXCERPTS DAY FIVE:
DAILY O'REILLY: Figures, Tables, and Examples

Every figure, table, and example should be mentioned and identified in the text before (for example: see Figure 99-1; Example 1-99 shows; Table 1-1 lists, etc.). Figures, tables, and examples should not be introduced with colons or phrases like "in the following figure," or "as shown in this table." Since figures float, lack of specific in-text references may cause incorrect placement of figures.

Any word groupings within a figure should have an initial cap on the first word only, with the exception of proper nouns. Generally, we don't use periods at the end of these word groupings.

Figure, table, and example numbers should be numbered as follows: 1-2 (note hyphen, not en-dash between numbers). The first number is the chapter number. This will be soft-coded in production if not during the writing process.

* Figure 1-1. Figure captions are initial-capped on first word only, with the exception of proper nouns. There is no period after figure captions.

* Table 1-1. Column heads & table titles are initial-capped on the first word only, with the exception of proper nouns. There is no period after table titles.

* Example 1-1. Example titles are initial-capped on the first word only, with the exception of proper nouns. There is no period after example titles.

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