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Technical Editing:
Illustrations — Rude 19

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  1. Although not directly stated in this chapter, which of the following do you think is the most important copyediting responsibility regarding illustrations?
    To design them conceptually so that illustrators can produce them.
    To determine how well graphics support the design and purpose of the document.
    To check for cross-references before illustrations and their numerical correctness.
    To check them to make sure that they give the document a professional, industry-standard look.
  2. What are the comprehensive editor's responsibilities regarding illustrations?
    To advise in the planning and construction of illustrations.
    To confirm the match of form and content.
    Both a and b.
    Neither a nor b.
  3. What do editors look for when reviewing illustrations?
    Whether the graphics used are innovative and eye catching.
    How well the graphics achieve their function.
    How well the graphics fit into the space allotted to them.
    Whether the graphics appeal to the reader.
  4. What is one important thing to remember concerning the choice of illustrations?
    They must relate to the purpose and design of the document.
    They must be of the highest photographic quality.
    Both a and b.
    Neither a nor b.
  5. What is one way to help readers connect an illustration with the text it supports?
    Place the illustration at the top of the page on which the relevant text occurs.
    Place the illustration at the bottom of the page on which the relevant text occurs.
    Place the illustration as soon after the relevant text as possible (just after the text).
    Place the illustration as close to start of the relevant text as possible (just before the text).
    All of the above.
  6. Knowing that readers pay more attention to illustrations than to text makes editing for which of the following a top priority?
    Whether an illustration is inviting to readers' eyes
    Whether an illustration best conveys the information
    Where on the page an illustration should be placed
    Whether an illustration should be placed on the left (verso) or right (recto) page
  7. What does an editor need to know in order to edit for the form (illustration type), organization, and content of an illustration?
    Content of the illustration
    Depth of the illustration
    Design budget
    Document purposes and reader needs
  8. When should policies about illustrations be established?
    Early in the design phase
    During the planning of the document
    Before the proofreading
    After the first draft
  9. In a two-column layout for North American or western European readers, where should illustrations normally appear?
    At the top
    On the left side
    On the right side
    At the bottom
  10. Where should graphs and tables appear?
    In the text
    In the appendix
    In the text or appendix depending on the needs of the reader
    In the text or appendix depending on the needs of the editor and writer
  11. What is an important thing to remember about labels?
    All parts of the illustration should be labeled.
    Some parts of the illustration should be labeled.
    Only important parts of the illustration should be labeled.
    None of the above.
  12. What is an important thing to remember about foregrounding?
    Ensure that important elements are not overshadowed by background elements.
    Ensure that background elements catch the reader's eye and cause them to consider the graphic.
    Ensure that foreground and background elements are equally balanced.
    Make sure that surrounding text does not overshadow the graphic and prevent readers from paying attention to the graphic.
  13. What is an important thing to remember about the size of an illustration?
    It should dominate the page.
    It shouldn't dominate the page.
    It should take up only one-quarter of the page.
    It should take up only one-half of the page.
  14. What is the most important rule to remember concerning verbal information within illustrations?
    It should be grammatically correct.
    It should be spelled correctly.
    It should be consistent with the text.
    It should be unique from the text.
  15. What is chart junk?
    Titles in the foreground
    Legends in the foreground
    Labels in the foreground
    Excessive detail and design elements
    a, b, and c
  16. What is cropping?
    Matching text and graphics
    Cutting off portions of an illustration
    Collaborating with the graphic designer
    Deleting callouts
  17. What purpose does cropping serve?
    Ensures that text and graphics support each other.
    Removes extraneous details.
    Makes the illustrations more effective.
    Removes clutter and chart junk.
  18. Which of the following best explains how surrounding text should be related to a graphic?
    It has no necessary relation; that's the point of a graphic: to communicate visually without words.
    Surrounding text should present the data in the graphic; that way, readers who prefer words to graphics can get the same information.
    It has no necessary relation: if the graphic fails to convey the information, it is poorly designed.
    Surrounding text should introduce, explain, or interpret the graphic.
  19. What is the problem with the graph in Figure 19.1?
    It does not conveys the idea of decline then improvement over time.
    The vertical axis implies greater decline then improvement than is actually the case.
    The vertical axis implies lesser decline then improvement than is actually the case.
    It seems to convey the idea of decline then improvement over time.
  20. What is the problem with the graph in Figure 19.2?
    It emphasizes expenditures on support services by placing that label at the top.
    It emphasizes expenditures on youth programs by placing that label on the left.
    It emphasizes administrative costs by placing that label in bottom.
    It emphasizes expenditures on education and health programs by placing those labels on the right.


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