Tables Most information from Rude, Carolyn. Technical Editing, 4 th ed. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/62/3/images/psp_62_3_369_tbl2a.gif

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  • Tables Most information from Rude, Carolyn. Technical Editing, 4 th ed. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/62/3/images/psp_62_3_369_tbl2a.gif
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  • Tables should be easy to read and understand. Items compared are listed down the left column (stub) Points of comparison are listed across the top
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  • Readability is important. Avoid placing rules except when absolutely necessary Shading across alternating lines or sections may increase readability
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  • Alignment and consistency are key. Columns of numbers should be aligned on the decimal Headings should identify the represented measure Notes may be used to clarify information Year Number of toys 1 Reindeer weight (lbs) Elf attrition (%) 2 200825,000,45630015 200724,987,2312878 200618,209,6782675 1 Based on toys both constructed on-site, and ordered online 2 From standing population of 236 full-time employees
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  • Rude, C. (2006). Technical Editing. Pearson, p. 208. Correctness Consistency Accuracy/completeness Visual design Title Headings Column headings Alignment Column spacing Typeface Table Editing