Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Displaying and Positioning a Legend
Choose Line Color, Line Style, Shadow, or Glow and Soft Edges in the left panel and
then select the options you want to apply to your chart. Click Close to save your
settings and apply them to your chart.
Be forewarned, however: with gridlines, a little goes a long way, so be sure to add only
what your reader needs to understand your data. Too many lines will clutter up your
chart and make it more difficult for readers to decipher; they can even render the chart
unreadable if there are too many too close together.
Displaying and Positioning a Legend
Word assumes that you want a legend for your chart when you first create it. If you don’t
feel the legend is needed and want to have more space for your chart, you can remove the
legend by clicking Legend in the Labels group on the Layout tab (available in the Chart
Tools). When you choose None (the first option on the list), the legend is hidden. The chart
is enlarged to ill the space the legend previously occupied.
You can also control where the legend is placed in the chart by clicking the Legend tool
in the Labels group. A range of options appears from which you can choose, as shown in
Figure 16-18.
Figure 16-18 With the Legend tool in the Labels group, you can control the placement of your
chart legend.
You can further change and enhance the legend you add to your chart by clicking
More Legend Options at the bottom of the options list that appears when you click
Legends in the Labels group.
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