List of Tables and List of Figures

Subject: List of Tables and List of Figures
From: Phil Hellerman <philh -at- CENTRAL -dot- SHARED -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 22 May 1995 14:53:38 -0500

We are drafting new documentation standards for use within the technical
writing group. One individual feels strongly that List of Tables and List of
Figures as items included within the front matter of a document are passe'.
As she put it "its too technical looking".

Does anyone know of any studies or have other opinions on using these lists?
Also, are Figure 1-1 and Table 1-1 usage also passe?

IMHO the use of list of tables and figures add information for the user should
they need to look these up. However, without adequate ammunition this is just
an opinion and not defensable.

Thanks for your help. If anyone is interested in a summary, I will provide if

I believe this list to be a very valuable commodity and thank all of your for
your input regarding this post or other answers you have provide me in the past


philh -at- shared -dot- com
philip j hellerman

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