Adding a Legend
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To create and modify the legend, do any of the following operations.

To create a legend

  1. Zoom the drawing to the desired scale threshold.

    The default legend size is based on the window size when the legend is created.

  2. In the Display Manager, click Tools Create Legend.
  3. Click a spot in the drawing to place the legend.

To change the icon used for thumbnails

  1. In the Display Manager, click a drawing layer.

    Click the Style button to display the Properties palette if it is not displayed.

  2. On the Display tab of the Properties palette, next to Thumbnail Preview, select the style of thumbnail to use.

    For example, select the polyline icon to display an icon of a wavy line, or choose the polygon icon to display hatch or fill.

    The thumbnail settings affect both the legend and the Display Manager.

To edit titles or text in the legend

  1. Use the Properties palette to revise layer titles in the Display Manager.
  2. In the Display Manager, click Tools Update Legend.

To change legend settings or use a different style

  1. Select the legend.
  2. In the Properties palette, change any setting.

To edit the Legend table style

  1. At the Command prompt, enter tablestyle.
  2. In the Table Style dialog box, do one of the following:
    • Select the Legend style and click Modify.
    • Click New to create a table style and specify a name for the style.
  3. In the Modify Table Style dialog box, specify the settings.

To update the Legend

  1. In the Display Manager, click Tools Update Legend.