referencing figures

referencing figures

referencing figures

Referencing figures
Where you include any images in your essay, thesis or work, you can describe them as figures. You will need to include them in reference.

Referencing figures
When you refer to a particular figure in your document, rather than typing in “Figure 2”, you can use a cross-reference, so if the figure number changes, the in-text reference will also change. This will also work to reference page numbers of headings and so on.

  1. Put your cursor where you want the reference to be. On the References Ribbon, in the CaptionsGroup, click the Cross-reference () icon.
  2. Select the type of item you are referencing from the Reference type pulldown.
  3. For figures, select Only Label and Number from the Insert reference to: pulldown, unless you want the entire caption to appear in the text.
  4. Select the item you want to reference from the For which caption: section.
  5. Click Insert and close the Cross-reference dialog box.

You must always use the xref element to cross-reference figures, with the type attribute set to fig .
When referring a reader to a figure (an image or illustration), you should not hard-code the figure number. In most editing environments, you won’t know what the sequential figure number will be until the ditamap is processed to a deliverable document.

Referencing figures
What is referencing?
APA 7th is an author-date referencing style used across a broad range of subject areas. It is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

You can treat graphs, tables, figures or photograph – basically any sort of drawing, figure or photograph in a text – as illustrations.
How you reference them depends on whether you have copied them into your text. See the examples in the lists.


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