Break Apart a Legend in Grapher

Many legend properties can be edited in Grapher including the number of symbols, line length, text, and legend entry location. If you need more control over the legend or wish to customize it further, you can break apart the legend into individual objects. Each object can then be edited separately.


To break the legend apart:

  1. Click on the Legend 1 in the Object Manager to select it.
  2. Click the Graph Tools | Plot Tools| Detach Legend command.

legend selected in Grapher Object Manager

The legend is broken apart into multiple new objects, including text, polylines, and polygons. Depending on what the legend looked like before, it may now look like this:

Once detached, the legend becomes several
new objects, including text, polylines, and polygons.



Note that edited objects cannot be converted back into a Legend object after their individual properties have been adjusted.


Updated May 2023

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