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Tables, Figures, and Multimedia 

Tables, Figures, and Multimedia
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Tables, Figures, and Multimedia
Author(s):

Stacy Christiansen

and Connie Manno

DOI:
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0004
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date: 02 July 2020

The Tables, Figures, and Multimedia chapter of the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style begins with guidance on when to use tables vs figures or tables vs text. Descriptions of various table types (eg, matrix, box, sidebar, and other nontabular material) and examples of each illustrate advice on organization of information, use of footnotes, alignment, titles, column and row headings, and treatment of punctuation, abbreviations, and units of measure. Descriptions of assorted figures (statistical graphs, diagrams, maps, illustrations, and clinical imaging), each with examples, provide advice on scales, axis labels, and error bars, as well as titles and legends. New with this edition is sentence-style capitalization for table column headings and graph axis labels. Consent for identifiable patients is covered, and helpful guidelines for preparing both figures and tables are included. Detailed specifications on acceptable video and audio file formats, optimal video quality, and filming and copyright considerations complete the chapter.

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