Manolo Martínez schrieb:
Do you guys have opinions regarding which is the best place to add
explanations to a figure? A longish list of things such as "the pointed
line means blah, and the blue square stands for blah"...
The "figure" box in the float is too small for that -and everything you
put in there appears in the figure index. I could do it in the main
text, but I'd rather make sure that it is just beside the float.
That depends on your topic. For example in physics everything is written to the caption of the
figure. The result are figures with huge captions. For engineers it is quite the opposite: the
caption only contains a short description of the image, all explanations and details are given in
the main text of the document.