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Chapter 11. Working With Illustrations > Writing Captions for Illustrations

Writing Captions for Illustrations

Captions help set the context of the illustrations within the document. Captions also uniquely identify each illustration for cross-referencing. This section contains guidelines for writing unique captions.

When to Use Captions

Use captions consistently when doing so can help your reader. For example, sometimes an illustration of a menu does not need a caption, whereas a conceptual illustration does require a caption. Use captions in the following instances:


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