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Number table cells

Apply auto-numbering to table cells.

When the parts of a diagram need to be labeled, many writers use numbers for the labels so the diagram doesn’t contain any text to be translated. The labels can then be used as keys to the text, which is placed in an ordered list below the diagram. If the list is long, it’s a real space-saver to present it in a two-column table such as Figure 1:

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Cell membrane Lysosome
Nucleus Nucleolus
Nuclear membrane Vacuole
Mitochondria Golgi body
Ribosomes Smooth ER
Rough ER Cytoplasm
Centrosome  
Figure 30. Example of numbered table cells for diagram caption
Note: For obvious reasons, ...

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