Tables, Charts and Graphs

  • Label pictures, illustrations and charts below the figure.
  • Label tables above the table.
  • When labeling figures, tables, slides, modules, chapters, etc., use numerals: Slide 3 instead of Slide Three.
  • Use numerals with the percent sign (%) in tables, charts and graphs.
  • Abbreviations, acronyms and brevity codes are acceptable in tables, charts and graphs only if space is an issue, however, not on first mention. Ideally, the term is spelled out prior to the table, chart or graph if the abbreviation, acronym or brevity code appears in the table, chart or graph. Spell out Defense Department on first reference, then use DOD.