How To: Apply different patch shapes to an ArcMap legend


Steps to edit the properties of an existing legend to use different patch shapes for different layers.


  1. Double-click the legend to open the Legend Properties dialog box.
  2. Select the Items tab.
  3. Right-click on the layer in the Legend Items list and choose Properties from the context menu.
  4. Select the General tab.
  5. Check the box to Override default patch.

    [O-Image] Legend Properties, Override default patch
  6. Select a patch shape from the drop-down list for Line or Area patches as appropriate.