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  • Summarize Data
    Summarize Data If you re writing a research report based on large amounts of data do not put raw data in your report Instead summarize the data in summary tables line graphs or bar charts Which you select depends on your intended readers and their ability to understand your data and read the respective kind of Illustration For example if you are doing a study of radon levels in homes

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  • Simplify Data
    Simplify Data Break Up Text Enhance Understanding Add Visual Appeal Style Preparing Illustrations Yourself Borrowing Illustrations Hiring an Illustrator Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Designing Documents Using Illustrations Simplify Data Different readers i e audiences have different abilities to read and interpret tables data and numerical information You can often simplify data by converting numerical data to line graphs bar graphs and pie charts Previous Continue

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  • Break Up Text
    Add Visual Appeal Style Preparing Illustrations Yourself Borrowing Illustrations Hiring an Illustrator Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Designing Documents Using Illustrations Break Up Text Review many newspapers magazines and newsletters and you ll find that the graphic designers use Illustrations to break up text and add visual appeal Lengthy passages of text create an overall gray impression By adding photographs line art and typographical elements graphic

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  • Enhance Understanding
    Illustrations Hiring an Illustrator Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Designing Documents Using Illustrations Enhance Understanding Readers and users think in different modes Some people think in visuals others think in words still others think in combinations of text and Illustrations Adding Illustrations helps some readers understand information more easier than reading text And in some cases you need only provide Illustrations no text For example some

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  • Add Visual Appeal
    Appeal Style Preparing Illustrations Yourself Borrowing Illustrations Hiring an Illustrator Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Designing Documents Using Illustrations Add Visual Appeal Illustrations often interest readers and viewers in a publication article Web site or other communication product In more general circulation publications such as magazines newsletters annual reports flyers brochures designers add Illustrations to enhance the visual attractiveness of a publication A variety of techniques

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  • Style
    or the organization s style manual for guidance on preparing the Illustrations Many publications follow a standard style manual like The Chicago Manual of Style CBE Style Manual or the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Each one specifies details for illustrations both tables and figures Check carefully the Illustrations in any journal magazine Web site or organization for specific style issues For example many styles call for the

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  • Preparing Illustrations Yourself
    technology you can develop high quality tables using standard word processing programs or figures using drawing software By obtaining the appropriate software and learning how to use it you can prepare many different kinds of figures such as line graphs bar graphs circle or pie charts or line art Alternatively you can prepare illustrations using standard drawing illustration and art techniques and then scan them into a computer for importing

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  • Borrowing Illustrations
    Documents Using Illustrations Borrowing Illustrations If you find an Illustration in an existing publication or on the World Wide Web and you d like to use it in a published report journal article magazine article newspaper presentation other communication or post it on a Web site obtain permission from the copyright holder In a few cases Illustrations may be in the public domain i e produced by a government agency

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