Figure, Table, Chapter, Equation capital letters?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by cornetto, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. cornetto Member


    Should I use capital letters for referring to figures, tables, etc. in a thesis? Even if I use the plural?


    See Figures 4 and 5.
    This topic is discussed in Chapter 11.
    ...given in Equation 4.3.

    Refer to the Tables 4 and 5 for further details.

  2. Whizbang Senior Member

    English - American
    Generally speaking, yes.

    However, in such formal writing, a university may mandate that your document be prepared in accordance with a specific style guide. If that's the case, don't look for your answer here but go with what the authoritative source says.
  3. cornetto Member

    ok but general speaking yes...I am writing an english thesis at a German University..I don't think they are so authoritative:)

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