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Subject:RE: Tables of contents, figures, and of tables From:"Margaret Cekis" <Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net> To:"'Haim Roman'" <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'techshoret'" <techshoret -at- yahoogroups -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:27:07 -0400
Haim Roman asked, "Is there widely understood term for these 3 types of
tables, which also distinguish them from tables that appear in the body of a
In publishing, everything that appears in the book before the start of the
first chapter is called "Front matter". I'd collectively call the tables or
lists that you mentioned "Content Lists" or just "Contents".
When I create a manual large and complex enough that I expect users to come
back looking for specific reference information in tables or figures, I do
include a list of figures and a list of tables in the front matter section.
I also put section tags in the headers, but just tag the whole section of
content tables with "Contents".
Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA
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