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By Mary H. Briscoe

This concise guide, taking a really useful and simple technique, is aimed basically at organic and clinical researchers. step-by-step, it publications its readers in the course of the verbal exchange rules and all technical elements of getting ready transparent and potent illustrations for medical guides of assorted types. one of the issues lined are drawings and diagrams, photos, charts and tables, molecular photos, forms of graphs, graph layout, the magazine determine, slides, posters, special effects, and extra. many of the abundant examples are selected from regular biomedical and biochemical/molecular organic examine tactics (e.g., DNA sequences, gel photographs). it's this specificity of addressing the representation wishes of scientists in those fields that distinguishes this hands-on handbook from different works on visible conversation and should make it a table reference.

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Uniform density of line in the original work. • Uniform background for color or continuous tone originals, without paste-ups, cuts, or white outs. • Specific and clearly stated directions as to reduction, contrast, grouping of pictures, and emphasis. • A format which is appropriate for the medium intended. For best results, consult the photographer while in the planning stage. Explain to him or her the medium that will be used and the purpose of the figure. A photographer can suggest the size that is most convenient to work with, the format and dimensions of the paper and film being used, and whether a figure may be effectively enlarged or reduced.

For a slide of a table, use only concise and pertinent information. 54 CHAPTER 5 It is not unusual to see a lecture slide of a table, probably taken from a journal, which is so full of miniscule text that it might as well be hieroglyphics. The lecturer then proceeds to tell us to disregard most of the table and to concentrate on one part (which we cannot see). The result is boredom and/or irritation. If a table must be used in a talk, take the time to design one which can easily be seen and understood.

The least conspicuous position for an inset is the lower right-hand comer. VERTICAL ARRANGEMENT A vertical arrangement of photomicrographs is unusual unless it occupies an entire page. One reason for this is that placement of a legend is awkward in a vertical arrangement. Another reason is that spatial relationship is not so clear, probably because we are accustomed to read from left to right. L-I_ _ I _------'J Legend 34 CHAPTER 4 For slides, a horizontally rectangular, or square arrangement works best.

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