FORMATTING YOUR LEGEND

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FORMATTING YOUR LEGEND

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Mekko Graphics provides many options for formatting your legend. These include changing legend position, layout, font size, appearance, item order, color, and hiding and showing legend items.

APPLIES TO: ALL CHART TYPES

1.Click on the Legend button in the Edit Chart Toolbar

2.Click the Legend drop down and choose Format Legend. This displays the Format Legend Task Pane allowing you to format your legend item order, visibility and legend labels.

3.The default legend position is Lower Right, which displays as a single column on the right hand side of the chart. you can choose one of the predefined legend positions including:

Lower Right

Upper Right

Spread Right

Align to CAGR (if CAGR column in chart)

Align to Last Bar

Top

Bottom

Lower left
 
Each position will come with a default alignment (left, middle, right, and justify) which can be changed.  You can also drag and drop the entire legend to any desired position. If you move or manually resize the entire legend, its position becomes manual.
 

4.To create a multi-row or multi-column legend, select the legend box and drag to resize it.