caption punctuation

Subject: caption punctuation
From: Miki Magyar <MDM0857 -at- MCDATA -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 13:49:53 -0600

Interesting question. My Official Editorial Opinion is thus:

If the caption is one or more complete sentences, use normal sentence
cap and punct format.

If the caption is a sentence fragment, use some combination of the
following in the distinctive font of your choice:
Title Case (Initial Caps)
Sentence case (cap initial word only)
Period at the end.
No period at the end

The only Rule is, be consistent. Your style guide should include caption
format. A good style guide should include all editorial decisions. My
current caption preference is:
Figure #. Front View of the Thingy

Regards,
Miki
mikim -at- mcdata -dot- com

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