Presentation on theme: "Engineering Tables and Graphics Tables Charts: o Pie charts o Column charts o Bar charts Graphs Illustrations: o Photographic illustrations o Line drawings."— Presentation transcript:
Engineering Tables and Graphics Tables Charts: o Pie charts o Column charts o Bar charts Graphs Illustrations: o Photographic illustrations o Line drawings o Schematics o Info-graphics
Tables Convert repeating text to tables. Use tables for two-column lists. Import spreadsheet data to tables. Search for repeating information in paragraph format to convert to tables. Cite sources of table data Use descriptive table title (at top)
Table Format Left-align textual or mixed (numeric and textual) data in columns. Right-align numeric data in columns. Decimal-align currency and similar data in columns. Indicate measurement type in column or frow headings Prefer vertical arrangement for easier comparison. Use column headings to characterize content of columns only. Use row headings to characterize content of rows only.
Charts and Graphs Pie charts: relative portions of a total amount Column and bar charts: side-by-side comparisons Graphs: changes over time Info-graphics: hybrid form using charts, graphs, illustrations, and symbols to illustrate a concept.
Tables, Charts, Graphics: Guidelines Use descriptive titles. Indicate source of information. Add labels where necessary. Place tables, charts, graphics just after first point of reference. Refer to tables, charts, graphics just before their occurrence. In the cross-reference, briefly identify the main point of the table, chart, graphic. Align tables, charts, graphics to their parent text.
Info-Graphic Conceptual graphic designed by Apple Computer, Inc., to provide a sense of the advance that 64-bit processors represent over 32- bit processors. Source: Apple Computer, Inc. 32-bit registers give a processor a range of 2 32, or 4.3 billionwhich means it can express integers from 0 to 4.3 billion. With 64-bit registers, the dynamic range catapults to 2 64, or 18 billion billion4.3 billion times larger than the range of a 32-bit processor (the difference between the size of a postcard and the size of Manhattan island).