Figure and table headings/captions are placed with the same orientation as the figure or table when on the same page.
Tables may take up more than one page as long as they obey all rules about margins.
Tables and figures referred to in the text may not be placed at the end of the chapter or at the end of the dissertation.
Figure and table numbering must be continuous throughout the dissertation or by chapter (e.g., 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, etc.).
Two figures or tables cannot be designated with the same number.
If the figure takes up the entire page, the caption should be placed alone on the preceding page, centered vertically and horizontally within the margins. When a figure or table title is on a preceding page, the second and subsequent pages of the figure or table should say, for example, “Figure 5 (Continued).” In such an instance, the list of figures or tables will list the page number containing the title.
The word “figure” should be written in full (not abbreviated), and the “F” should be capitalized (e.g., Figure 5).
Microsoft Word 2008 on a Mac OS X computer will automatically embed your fonts while converting your document to a PDF file.
If you are converting to PDF using Acrobat Professional (instructions courtesy of the Graduate Thesis Office at Iowa State University): The font used in the body of the text must also be used in headers, page numbers, and footnotes.
Otherwise, legends and captions should be printed with the same font used in the text.
Original illustrations, photographs, and fine arts prints may be scanned and included, centered between the margins on a page with no text above or below.