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If you have ever taken courses in technical writing, creating graphics was most likely addressed. Let’s review the fundamentals and then delve deeper into creating tables in a technical document. Graphics, or visual aids, are usually divided into two broad categories: tables and figures. All tables are considered tables; all other visual aids are categorized as figures.
One of the most effective and efficient ways to convey a large amount of data in a technical document is to place the data in a table. At their most basic level, tables are used to present exact figures or to arrange ideas into groups or categories.
Use a logical order for columns and rows.
You can present your figures in any order, so decide on the most sensible and helpful. Set your data in alphabetical, ascending, or descending order. You can also divide information by category, time, or place. Just be sure your listed items are consistent and logical and that all data is relevant and connected.