RE: Repeating a figure (was "Forward" referencing)

Subject: RE: Repeating a figure (was "Forward" referencing)
From: "Halter, Meg" <HalterMC -at- navair -dot- navy -dot- mil>
To: "'Techwr-L Listerv'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 09:49:35 -0700

Wow. It never even occurred to me that anyone would be suspicious of
anything evil. My thought was more that readers might be perplexed,
wondering if there was a difference between the figures that they missed or
if the second occurrence was a misprint.

-- Meg

From: Metzger Karen [SMTP:Metzger_Karen -at- prc -dot- com]

My thought is--don't be ridiculous.

Should it matter? Is a user going to become suspicious of the
motives or agenda if they suddenly realize that they are looking at
the same
figure as another one elsewhere in the manual? Will they begin to
fear a
massive plot afoot to send them subliminal messages by forcing them
to look
at the same figure multiple times?

> From: Halter, Meg [SMTP:HalterMC -at- navair -dot- navy -dot- mil]
> If one decides to include a figure more than once to save the
reader from
> the misery of flipping hundreds of pages, how should one handle
> naming? Seems like there should be something in the captions that
tells the reader
> that they really are the same figure, such as
> Figure 1-10. Widget Disassembly
> Figure 402-12. Widget Disassembly (Repeat of Figure 1-10)

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