Editing Figures and Tables
Skill level: Basic
Instructor: Laura Poole
You’ll find visual aids everywhere—journal articles, blog posts, presentations, white papers, books, textbooks, marketing materials, and so on. Editing figures and tables can be an interesting set of challenges. How should column headings be arranged? How should units be presented? When should material that appears in a graphic actually be incorporated into the text? How much detail should appear in explanatory notes?
In this class we discuss:
- Judging whether a figure or table is truly needed and appropriate
- Good table design and layout concepts
- Stylistic concerns in edited graphic elements
- The various elements of tables and figures
- Presenting data in a coherent and logical way
The recorded class is a zip file that includes an MP3, PDF handout, and Word file of examples to work with on your own.