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Re: Where/how did you learn how to lay out and format tables?
Subject:Re: Where/how did you learn how to lay out and format tables? From:Deborah Hemstreet <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Mon, 20 Apr 2009 09:58:59 -0400
There was an article in Technical Communication some years back that
dealt with a study on the readability of different table formats. Ever
since I read that article, I've tried using their suggestions, with
great success. I remember having some of my non-tech com colleagues read
the article and they were quite intrigued by its findings.
I have moved since then and did not keep my back issues to be able to go
through them. If you are an STC member, you should be able to do a
search on tables research and find the article. The bonus, you will also
be able to read the references that the researchers used, to help in
your knowledge of tables.
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