RE: Referring to images

Subject: RE: Referring to images
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:04:34 -0800

We also use basically the same format for (possibly millions of)
illustrations:

1) Remove engine. See fig. 1.

Fig. 1: Removing 5.6L Engine

-Brian H.

-----Original Message----- From: Mike McCallister

FWIW, in the books I've worked on for Pearson Education (Sams and QUE
Publishing), they strictly enforce these image rules: The description of
what the figure is/shows comes first, with no "above or below" reference
(since the page layout may throw a figure anywhere), followed by the
image with a numbered caption (Chapter.Figure), but with additional
information.

Thus, something like this (actual example):

The installer asks what type of web server you are running and how PHP
should relate to it. Choose the Apache 2.2.x Module (as shown in Figure
16.1) and click Next.

Figure 16.1 Connect your new PHP installation with the Apache server.

So I don't think numbered captions are that dated.
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