Re: introducing diagrams

Subject: Re: introducing diagrams
From: joanne grey <j_grey -at- WRITEANGLES -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 11:38:33 -0700

K McHutchion wrote:
> How do you introduce a graphic or diagram within a manual?
>For example:
> "In the following figure..."
> "The following diagram shows..."
> "This diagram is..."
> Also, do you end the introductory line with a colon?


Can you give the digram a caption and then introduce it with "Figure 14
shows"? That makes it much less likely to confuse the reader, and if the
diagram gets moved to a different page the introducation is still valid.

Normally, I don't end an introductory line with a colon.


Joanne Grey j_grey -at- writeangles -dot- com
Write Angles

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