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Figures within Narrative
Figures in Landscape Layout
A figure can be a graph, histogram, pie chart, drawing, image, photograph, screenshot, etc.
The use of color is acceptable. All figures should be high resolution .tif, .jpg, or .png files.
You should avoid the use of .pdf as this format may appear blurry when inserted into the manuscript.
Please note, if the figures have been previously published or are drawn from other source material,
you must determine whether copyright release must be obtained (consult with the publisher or a
USF reference librarian).
It is important to note that the figure does not need to be on the page where it is discussed
in the manuscript. If the figure will not fit on the page where it is first mentioned, we strongly
suggest that it either be on the next page or compiled at the end of the chapter, along with
all the other figures from that chapter. Please note, if you push a figure to a new page,
be sure you fill in excess space on the previous page with text from after the figure.
Figures Presented in Landscape
Tables and Figures too wide to fit on a vertical page (without shrinking to where the text is
illegible) may be placed on a landscape page.
Figure Title Formatting
- Font: Same style and size as the remainder of the manuscript. Size may be reduced to as
low as 8pt, but must be legible.
- Line Spacing: May be single-spaced or double-spaced
- Figure caption (title) are placed below all figures, and styled as all other figure captions.
- First sentence of figure caption matches verbatim (word-for-word) the text listed in the List of Figures.
- All figures are numbered consecutively and typed in Arabic numerals using a consistent style.
Option A: Sequential (Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3,...)
Option B: Sequential by Chapter (Figure 1.1, Figure 1.2, Figure 1.3, Figure 2.1, Figure 2.2, Figure 3.1,...)
- Figure notes are placed below the caption.
- All figures are inserted within the manuscript in a consistent manner (within the text, on a free-standing
page, or compiled at the end of each chapter).
- The page numbers associated with each figure matches to the page number listed in the List of Figures.
- All Figures are high resolution. If text is included, be sure it is legible.