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When a layer file (.lyr) that references a layer whose symbology is set to Categories and the <Heading> label removed, is added to a new map, the layer name is not shown in the legend.

Last Published: April 6, 2015 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000085552
SubmittedFebruary 23, 2015
Last ModifiedNovember 24, 2020
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2.2
Operating SystemWindows
Operating System Version7
StatusKnown Limit

Additional Information

Turn the layer name on in the legend using the legend properties dialog. Re-symbolize the layer to get headings back.


Save .lyr files that use the Categories symbology with the <Heading> line intact. Remove that as necessary in individual maps.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000085552


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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