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Subject:Do Users Refer to a Table of Figures? From:"Giordano, Connie" <Connie -dot- Giordano -at- FMR -dot- COM> To:"'TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 7 Mar 2000 16:03:13 -0500
I'm in the process of updating our style guidelines, primarily trying to
simplify them. We have several styles for creating a Table of Figures, and
I'm not sure whether they're even necessary.
Is there any evidence that suggests users refer to a table of figures? My
experience suggests that a good index and table of contents are far more
useful, and that for most users, a table of figures is just a waste of trees
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e-mail: Connie -dot- Giordano -at- fmr -dot- com