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Examples: 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.

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