How To: Add a legend title with multiple lines of text in ArcMap


This article outlines instructions to add a title with multiple lines to a legend.

The instructions provided pertain to ArcGIS versions 8.x. Later versions of ArcGIS may contain different functionality, as well as different names and locations for menus, commands and geoprocessing tools. Refer to ArcMap: Working with legends for the latest version.


  1. Add the legend to the map.
  2. Click the Select Graphics tool Image of the Select Graphics tool icon icon.
  3. Select the legend.
  4. Right-click the legend, and click Properties.
  5. Click the Legend tab in the Legend Properties dialog box.
  6. Fill in the desired legend title. Press Ctrl-Enter to specify line breaks.

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Last Published: 5/13/2020

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