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How can I edit a legend in Grapher?

Grapher allows many parts of the legend to be edited, including the number of symbols, the legend line length, the number of columns displayed, the text for each legend entry, the symbol size for each legend entry, and the font properties for each legend entry.

 

To edit the number of symbols in the legend:

  1. Click on the Legend 1 in the Object Manager to select it.
  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Legend tab.
  3. Change the value next to the Number of symbols.

 

To edit the legend line length:

  1. Click on the Legend 1 in the Object Manager to select it.
  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Legend tab.
  3. Change the value next to the Line length.

 

To change the number of columns in the legend:

  1. Click on the Legend 1 in the Object Manager to select it.
  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Legend tab.
  3. Change the value next to the Number of columns.

 

To change individual properties for each legend entry:

  1. Click on the Legend 1 in the Object Manager to select it.
  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Legend tab.
  3. Click the Edit button next to the Entries option.
  4. In the Legend Entries dialog,
    1. Double-click on any legend name. In the Text Editor, type the new text that should appear for that legend entry and click OK. The text updates.
    2. Click on any legend entry text and click the Symbol Size button. Change the Size from Fixed, to the Plot size, or to a Custom size and click OK. That one legend entry symbol size is updated.
    3. Click on any legend entry text and click the Delete button to remove that legend entry from the legend.
    4. Check the box under Linked to link the legend text to the plot name in the Object Manager.
  5. Click OK and the legend changes are shown on the page.

 

To change properties for all legend entries at once:

  1. Click on the Legend 1 in the Object Manager to select it.
  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Legend tab.
  3. Click the Edit button next to the Entries option.
  4. In the Legend Entries dialog,
    1. Click on any legend entry text and click the All Font button. Change the font properties and click OK. All legend entries font is updated.
    2. Click on any legend entry text and click the Symbol Size button. Change the Size from Fixed, to the Plot size, or to a Custom size. Check the Apply to all entries option and click OK. All legend entry symbol sizes are updated.
  5. Click OK and the legend changes are shown on the page.

 

Updated December 8, 2017

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