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I am an engineer in a similar situation as well. I was quite confused about formatting and capitalization as well. My advisor suggested that I follow formatting rules based on the thesis of one of the previous students who graduated from my research group. Hopefully, my committee won't ask me to change any of it. Having said that, I personally agree with all ...


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Absent guidance from a style guide, the best rule of thumb I can think of would be to use the same capitalization in the text as appears in the caption of the figure: Figures 1 to 3; Figure 5, etc. In this way, you are treating the caption of the figure as you would the title of a book or even a chapter in a book, and thus you maintain consistency.


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You need to see the style guide your uni/dept specified for a thesis.


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Not aware of any standard. But your first one reads easier to me: See examples 1 and 2 in section X.


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CMOS is of no real value to you. And I am a life member of IEEE but they do many things that are bureaucratic and woke but of no real value to members. Your company should provide a style guide that is much smaller but does the job that they need. Formatting documents is not exactly style as I use the words. And would be one of the editing functions way ...


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