RE: Referring to a figure or table - without using numbers

Subject: RE: Referring to a figure or table - without using numbers
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Martinek, Carla" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:37:10 -0800

Martinek, Carla wrote:

> How do you refer to a figure or table if you decide to stop using
> numbering with them?
> See Figure: Title
> See Figure : Title on page xx

Yuck. Double yuck for the version where the colon has a space on each side.

> or
> See Title
> See Title on page xx

Much better. To address Leonard's concern, "Title" can include descriptive information, e.g., "Table of XYZ Settings," "XYZ Rear Panel Connection Diagram."

> Or something else? Ran into a problem with some numbering issues in
> Frame, and one of my options I'm considering is to drop numbering
> references completely since we distribute via PDF.

Something else: solve the numbering problem. FM's autonumbering, unlike Word's, is rock-solid, so it's probably just a configuration issue. Why don't you post a description of the problem to this list? Also, the FrameUsers list ( is full of people ready to help.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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