Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Legends
When you right-click the legend and choose Format Legend, or when you choose More
Legend Options from the Legend submenu (see Figure 12.19), the Format Legend task pane
opens with the Legend Options controls displayed, as shown in Figure 12.20. From here, you
can choose the legend’s position in relation to the chart and whether or not it should over-
lap the chart. If it does not overlap the chart, the plot area will be automatically reduced to
accommodate the legend.
You can set legend options in the Format Legend task pane.
The controls in the Legend Options section refer to the legend’s position in relation to the chart, not to the orienta-
tion or alignment of the legend text within the legend box.