RE: "Sheet x of n" for multi-page tables

Subject: RE: "Sheet x of n" for multi-page tables
From: "Jones, Donna" <DJones -at- zebra -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 09:24:36 -0500


We have a table of parameters in our user guides that goes on for some 20 pages. The word "continued" didn't help because you could still lose your place in the table easily.

Rather than using the Table Continuation variable, I use the Table Sheet variable after the table caption. I didn't care for the word "sheet" and didn't know what that would translate to (I didn't want a reference to bedding in our user guides for international customers), so I changed it to say "Page X of Y".

Donna

Donna L. Jones
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Technical Writer II
Zebra Technologies Corp.
Vernon Hills, IL
djones -at- zebra -dot- com


> -----Original Message-----
> When a table continues across multiple pages, you can
> use "Sheet x of n" in, say, a footer to show your
> readers where they are in the table. Frame, for
> instance, has the TableSheet variable.
>
> I don't have any publications on hand that have
> multi-page tables, so I'm wondering how often this
> indicator is used. I'm also interested in whether
> anyone uses something other than the word "sheet".

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