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How To: Manipulate a legend frame's components

Summary

A legend frame in an ArcView layout is a group of graphic elements. Grouped graphics can not be edited. You must simplify the group in order to edit the individual elements.

Procedure

  1. Open the layout with the legend you wish to edit.
  2. Select the legend frame.
  3. Click Graphics > Simplify.

    Note:
    The legend will no longer reflect changes made in the view.

  4. Select the element you wish to change and make the edits.

    Note:
    Make creative use of the group and un-group functions to keep or delete parts of the legend. You may use the Align option under the Graphics menu if some of the legend components become misaligned during editing.