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Changing Chart Legends

you to choose the axis along which you want to distinguishes your data by setting the chart legend on that axis. This is a great way to view values on the selected axis without rearranging the values in the Outliner. A chart legend can be set on either the X-, Y-, or Z-axis. You can also reposition or resize a legend to take advantage of either the horizontal or vertical space within the chart area.

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Note   chart legend color settings when the chart type, chart legend axis, and number of chart axis label values are changed.

The following three examples shows how to place the legend on different axes to alter the appearance and data shown by the same chart. In the first example, the legend has been set on the X (categories) axis. In the second example, the legend has been set on the Y (facts) axis. In the third example, the legend has been set on the Z (clusters) axis:

Chart 1 with legend on X-Axis, Chart 2 with legend on Y-Axis, and Chart 3 with legend on Z-Axis

To set the axis used for a chart legend from the Format menu:

  1. Choose Format then Set Legend On.
  2. The Set Legend On dialog box appears.

    Set Legend On dialog box

  3. Select the axis on which you want to set the legend and click OK.
  4. redistributes colors to highlight the data associated with the selected item and color coordinates corresponding labels in the Legend.

To set the axis used for a chart legend from the toolbar:

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From the Legend pull-down menu, click the axis on which you want to position the legend.

The selected Legend pull-down menu displays to indicate the new axis position on which the legend has been assigned. redistributes colors to highlight the data associated with the selected item and color coordinates corresponding labels in the Legend.

To resize a chart legend:

  1. Click a border on the legend.
  2. Sizing handles appear on each corner of the selected legend.

  3. Drag a sizing handle until the legend is the desired size that you want.

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