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2answers
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How to refer to figures, tables, equations and sections [closed]

What is the correct way to refer to figures, tables, equations and sections? For example, should I write In Figure 1.1 we notice that.... or In fig. 1.1 we notice that.... or In figure 1.1 we notice ...
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2answers
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Table using booktabs and cellcolor looks ugly

When using \cellcolor in a booktabs table, I find that the output is not really appealing: I don't really care that the colored cell does not touch the lines above and below (cf. Coloring columns ...
11
votes
2answers
196 views

Table with all numbers in millions

What is the proposed way to set numbers in tables which are all in the millions? None of the numbers has a significant digit smaller than 1,000. Since it is a rather large table, I want to get rid off ...
3
votes
2answers
409 views

Table layout: cells with short and long text

I've been fiddling with a table layout where some cells contain very little text while others may need multiple lines, and I can't seem to get it readable and nice-looking. MWE: ...
5
votes
2answers
741 views

Professional slashbox alternative

Suppose I have the following table which lists conversion rules, where rows denote the input and columns denote the output type (so, for example, the conversion int8_t -> int16_t would use b, while ...
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votes
1answer
156 views

How to typeset a wide table (typography)

First MWE: \documentclass[twoside,a4paper,12pt]{article} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{9.6mm} \setlength{\evensidemargin}{-0.4mm} \setlength{\textwidth}{150mm} \usepackage[ top = 3.00cm, ...
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votes
1answer
431 views

table notes in English typography

I'm using the code given below: \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1]\footnote{real footnote} \begin{table}[!ht]\centering ...
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votes
1answer
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Looking for a style guideline to put many references in a table

I'm trying to create tables with references like shown. Basically to nearly every entry I'd like to put a reference. The references are to the same group of explanations. But my final tables can be ...
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votes
3answers
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Why not use vertical lines ('|') in a tabular?

My question is a follow-up to the answer to a follow-up question, to be found here. ;) I'd like to know why one would advise against using vertical lines (via |) in a tabular (i.e. in ...
9
votes
2answers
370 views

Table/Figure Layout

I'm interested in good practice for table (tabular) and figure layout, especially in good references. What do typographers have to say about this. Please provide references if you can. To focus the ...
27
votes
3answers
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Professional-looking tables with alternating row colors?

Both the Booktabs documentation and the Small Guide to Making Nice Tables provide some nice rules-of-thumb for making professional-looking tables (e.g., no double rules, no vertical rules, etc.) Q: ...