Tables: Captions, Lists, Ref Info, Citations

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Tables: Captions, Lists, Ref Info, Citations

Post by Gigi » Tue 21 Aug 2018 11:23 am

These written FAQs are similar to the Essay Writer videos, with additional descriptions of button icons, placement, etc.

See our similar Images post on how to insert and list graphical media.

This two-part post explains how to:
  1. Add Tables, then Caption and List them
  2. Add Reference Information to tables and captions;
    as well as Citations, Table Ideas, and Table List Ideas



Tables 1: Add Tables, Captions, and Table Lists

Documents are usually text data: in your own words, often discussing other people's words.

Your work can also include images and tables.

This part will go through how to Add Tables, then Caption and List them.

1. Create your Table.

Right-click around your Idea Map, select 'New' and 'Table'.

Link this Table Idea to your main map.

Connect it to the text Idea you want it to follow.

Now you may move the Table Idea like any text Idea.

2. Pull in Data.
  • Drag tabled .html data into your table's cells.
  • Or click and type into cells directly to populate them.
Click the 'Caption' field; Enter a clear description.

Press the 'Preview' button to check how your document will print it.

By default, the caption will include full reference information.

Add this and change caption display settings in the next part.

3. List your Tables.

To create your Table List Idea:

Right-click and select 'New', then 'List of Tables'.

You must usually include a list of tables if you use them.

Link this to the same Idea Map to display correct results.

Press 'Preview' again for the document's table, caption, and list.


See our Images 2 video for similar descriptions of adding reference information, citation display settings, and different Idea types.


Tables 2: Add Reference Details, Adjust Citations, and About Table Ideas

This part explains Citations, Table Ideas, and Table List Ideas.

It also shows how to Add Reference Information to tables and captions.

Check you have permission to use others' data in your work.

1. Adding Table References.

Open an Table Idea on the Map, and then press its 'References' button.

Add reference information for your readers to find the information themselves.

This is usually about where the table was obtained, but may be about the data itself.

A table may be from a book, article, website, or other reference type.

(See our 'Referencing' series for more information. Forum posts, YouTube, or Vimeo.)

2. Table Citations.

Click in the text where you want to insert a citation to the table.

(This does not need to be in a text Idea connected to the Table Idea.)

Press the 'Add Ref.' button for the 'Reference Selection' dialog box.

Open the 'Tables' tab, and double-click the table to refer to.

This inserts a citation to the table in the selected spot.

Press 'Preview' for how the in-text citation will be printed.

To change this, you must change the Table Reference settings.

Find these in 'Edit', 'Document Settings...' and 'Table Refs'.

3. About Table and List Ideas.

The Idea's icon displays the table.

You cannot link two Table Ideas together.

However, you may link multiple Table Ideas to one text Idea.

A Table Idea is displayed behind the text Idea it branches off of.

The Table List Idea is like a Reference List, for numerical or tabular text data.

Lists include details for Table Ideas with reference information -- only listing results about Table Ideas linked to the same Idea Map.

Thank you for your time!

Let us know how you find working with tables.

We're always happy to learn about your success.

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