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Subject:Re: Why a Table of Figures? From:Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU> Date:Thu, 14 Sep 1995 15:49:23 -0600
On Mon, 11 Sep 1995, Stuart Burnfield wrote:
> Is a Table of Figures necessary?
> If I left out the Table of Figures, would the reader be worse off? Does
> it matter what the figures are? all screen dumps? all diagrams? some of
It seems to me that this would be a judment call. I've seen lots of
excellent manuals published without the Table of Figures--and never
missed it. I've always heard that the Table should be included when
there are more than five figures, plates, diagrams, etc., especially when
they occupy a full page. However, it is questionable as to whether
such a Table is really needed.