"Forward" referencing

Subject: "Forward" referencing
From: "Bonna Savarise" <Bonna_Savarise -at- NOTES -dot- YMP -dot- GOV>
To: techwr-l
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 11:54:46


Has anybody ever run into this situation: an author wants to use what he
calls "forward" referencing--that is, he wants to reference figures in an
early section that actually appear in a later section. So, for example, in
Section 2, you might get a "See Figure 10-1." We have considered putting
the figure in both (or more) sections, but this is a huge (5,000-page)
document and all of these figure additions could add 1,000 pages to the
document. The author is unwilling to have the figure appear in the earlier
section only.

We also considered gathering all of the figures together in one volume and
numbering them independently of the sections. Problem is, we won't have the
production time to renumber them in the order they appear in the document.
We are getting this document in chunks, and definitely not in order. So,
while we have Sections 5, 6, and 7 now, we won't get Section 1 until the
very last minute.


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