Pages - Placing and Formatting a Chart’s Title and Legend

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Placing and Formatting a Chart’s Title and Legend

The chart title is where you can describe the subject of the chart. The chart legend
shows which colors used in the chart represent which data series.

You can show or hide a chart’s title or legend, change the appearance of its text,
and drag it wherever you want it to appear on the same page. To change any chart
attribute, first select the chart.

To place and format a selected chart’s title and legend, do any of the following:
To show the title or legend, choose View > Show Inspector, and then click the Chart


button. Select Show Title or Show Legend.
To give the chart a new title, select the text in the title box and type a new one.


To edit the labels in the legend, click Edit Data to open the Chart Data Editor, and then


edit the series labels in the Chart Data Editor, or select the legend and edit the text
directly in the legend.
To format the text in the legend or title, see “


Setting Shadows, Spacing, and Series

Names on Bar and Column Charts” on page 241.

To add descriptive text elements to a chart, create a text box. See “Adding a Floating
Text Box” on page 104. When you’ve finished formatting your chart, you can group the
text box with the chart, so that the text box and chart always move together should
you decide to move the chart. See “Grouping and Ungrouping Floating Objects” on
page 163.