I am writing a scientific report. In general, should I use non-breaking spaces in my cross-references and citations?
Here are some examples where I use tilde where a nonbreaking space might be used.
Refer to Figure~5.
Recall from Section~3.3.
We know that blah lead to bleh~.
The derivation is outlined in Reference~.
See also References~[8,11,13-15].
Details are provided in Annex~B.
The more confusing examples have two or more tildes and I don't know which ones warrant a nonbreaking space:
Combining Equations~(4) and~(7), we get .....
Tables~8,~10, and~12 show that ...
This can be seen by applying the transformation to Equations~(3),~(6), and~(9).