Tables and Figures

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Tables and Figures 2 There are several simple rules to be followed in using tables and figures in technical writing. Just like equations, they are part of the paper. They must be tied in to the surrounding information and they support the surrounding information. They do not stand alone, without reference in the wording. Here are some rules: Every table and figure must have a number (Arabic unless otherwise specified). As in numbering equations, each is numbered sequentially. Every table and figure must have a short, explanatory caption (title). Captions may or may not be bold, may or may not be centered, may or may not use capitol letters for all important words (editor’s choice) Table captions go at the top and figure captions go at the bottom. Captions must be clear, brief and descriptive. Do not use something like, “Graph of Equation 1.” Reference to the table or figure is to Table 1 or Figure 3.
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2011 for the course MEEN 315 taught by Professor Ramussen during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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