How To: Display a missing layer title in an ArcMap legend


When creating a legend in Layout View, the default version of the legend does not initially display all titles and text of applicable layers.
[O-Image] Layout View legend layer name text
The instructions provided describe how to display a missing layer name in an ArcMap legend by changing its properties.


  1. Open the Legend Properties by double-clicking the Legend box.
  2. Select the Items tab.
  3. Select the desired layer, and click the Style button.
  4. Select the appropriate legend item from the Legend Item Selector.
  5. Click OK in the Legend Item Properties.
  6. Click OK in the Legend Properties.

    The desired layer name is now displayed in the ArcMap legend.
    [O-Image] Layout View legend text now displays

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