"Formatting the Excel 2007 Chart Legend"

Excel 2007 chart legend is the little box that appears next, above or below the chart. It provides the descriptions what the different colors or patterns mean in a chart. You can so some formatting to the legend such as resize, placement, legend font and color.

To resize a legend box

  • Click the chart legend.
  • Drag one of its selection handles (legend border) to make it bigger or smaller.

To set the chart legend placement

  • Select the chart, if needed.
  • On the Chart Tools Layout tab, in the Labels group, click Legend icon and choose the option where you want to position the chart legend.

Excel 2007 Format Chart Legend

To format the chart legend

  • Right-click the chart legend and choose Format Legend.
  • From the Format Legend dialog box displayed, do the formation as needed. The available categories are Fill, Border Color, Border Styles, and Shadow.

Excel 2007 format legend dialog box

  • When finish, click Close.

To format the chart legend font

  • Right-click the chart legend and choose Font.
  • From the Font dialog box displayed, select the required formatting options.

Excel 2007 font dialog box

  • Click the OK button.

Related Topics:

Guide to Creating a Chart from Data in a Excel 2007 Worksheet
Creating and Formatting the Excel 2007 Chart Title
Step-by-step guide to Create a Pie Chart in Excel 2007?
How to Make a Histogram with Microsoft Excel 2007?

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