RE: referring to images was RE: Elementwise userguide

Subject: RE: referring to images was RE: Elementwise userguide
From: Ben Davies <bdavies -at- imris -dot- com>
To: "Kay A. Pentecost" <kayp -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com>, "Combs,Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, Ken Stitzel <kstitzel -at- symplified -dot- com>, Tech Whirl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:16:10 +0000

I put figure references at the end of instructions in brackets. This makes the reference stand out on the page a little better, and allows me to keep a consistent convention for all references in the same manual.

For example:

Continue routing the cable from the base of the enclosure to the control panel (figure x).





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From: techwr-l-bounces+bdavies=imris -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+bdavies=imris -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Kay A. Pentecost
Sent: January-10-13 2:45 PM
To: Combs,Richard; Ken Stitzel; Tech Whirl
Subject: referring to images was RE: Elementwise userguide

Hi, Richard,

My apologies for not changing the subject. In answer to your question "how is this related to Elementwise," it isn't. My bad.

I agree that "Figure" is more popular, I just inherited "Exhibit" and wondered if others were using it.

Thanks,

Kay Pentecost



-----Original Message-----
>From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
>Sent: Jan 10, 2013 3:09 PM
>To: "Kay A. Pentecost" <kayp -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com>, Ken Stitzel
><kstitzel -at- symplified -dot- com>, Tech Whirl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>Subject: RE: Elementwise userguide
>
>Kay A. Pentecost wrote:
>
>> What is the standard now for referring to images in the file? Word
>> won't make a link to a page number, and I've been using (see above)
>> when the image is above the text.
>>
>> Also, for User Manual type documents, are people now using "Figure"
>> for captions? The document I inherited uses "Exhibit."
>
>How is this related to "Elementwise" user guides?
>
>In any case, Word certainly lets you create page-number
>cross-references. And I suspect that different people use different
>terms for their figure captions, although I'd bet that "Figure" is more
>popular than "Exhibit" by several orders of magnitude. :-)
>
>Richard G. Combs
>Senior Technical Writer
>Polycom, Inc.
>richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
>303-223-5111
>------
>rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
>303-903-6372
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>
>
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