Is This Content Helpful?
We're glad to know this article was helpful.
Labels in an ArcMap Legend and in the Legend Item Properties display label text symbols of different sizes.
Legend item styles store formatting information about legend items, such as label symbol, patch size, arrangement of label, and description text.
When a legend item style is applied to each legend, the formatting information is applied directly to a legend item. This means that regardless of the current formatting of the legend, the information for the target legend item will be overwritten with the formatting information from the legend item style.
The default legend item styles have a label text symbol size of 9 points. Applying one of these legend item styles to an existing legend item in your legend, or adding data to an existing legend, the legend item label changes to 9 points.
To avoid different label sizes, add all data to the map before inserting or resizing the legend.
When adding new data to the map and legend, follow the steps below to ensure the label sizes are the same: