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Subject:RE: Never lead with a graphic From:"Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com> To:"'Rebecca Hopkins'" <rebecca_hopkins -at- comcast -dot- net>, "'Tech Whirlers'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 8 Jul 2008 19:00:14 -0400
The main rationale is that a section heading is ONLY a section heading and
shouldn't double for a figure caption (even if you don't use figure
captions) or (in your case) a reference in the text to the illustration.
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> I talked to one of my younger co-workers, and he said that's
> what he learned in school as well - never lead with a
> graphic. He could not remember the rationale, however. Since
> the boss is newer to the tech writing circus than I am, I'm
> thinking she also "received" this wisdom that I missed out on.
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