Richard Combs wrote, "Frankly, every solution other than putting the 
captions above the
figures is a kludge -- which is why we put captions above the figures.
Captions above make more sense anyway -- tell the reader what you're
going to show them before you show it, not after."

We played all of these "kludge" games and gave up on them. Our users with 
trackballs did like the single page layout, either. Ultimately, we changed 
our Style Guide to put captions at the top of our figures (and tables). No 
one has complained since we made that shift. Honestly, I think it makes 
more sense to have the captions at the top of the figure anyway, from a 
"linear read" perspective.


Richard Inch
Technical Documentation Manager
Intelligent Sensor Solutions
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East Syracuse, NY 13057-9714
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