Originally Posted by mncowboy
My opinions (worth what you are paying for them!):
1 - Figures, Tables, Illustrations, Charts - all are valid. Most important is to maintain consistency. You could caption all the table screenshots as tables, and caption everything else as figures. Whatever you feel is proper.
2. I would create the appendix with it's own numbering. I do this and let MS Word automatically create a List of Illustrations for easier navigation.
3. Numbering is again a personal choice. Check out other books that are in your niche and see if there are any "typical" formats.
4. I capitalize it as it refers to a major section of the book.
5. Capitalize the if in Figure.
6. See answers to 2 and 3.
Many thanks! Makes a lot of sense. Yes, I'm trying to emphasize consistency above all.
In the Appendix, I am thinking of labelling each table/drawing as Appendix I, Appendix II, Appendix III etc (using Roman numbers), but also leaving the actual numbering of the table/drawing as used in the book too e.g.
Would this be correct?
And lastly, is really the Appendix the right place to put all the tables/drawings that I have already used in the book's content? I'm asking because I seem to read that the Appendix should be for supplemental stuff (i.e. stuff that hasn't been used in the book, only referenced). Would Annex be more appropriate for my case?