I have a map with two attributes (call them category & size) to be represented on the map separately: (1) by Color & (2) by size of the circle.
I am using "multiple attributes" > "Quantity by category" in the "Symbology" tab to represent the data. Creating this data works fine and the symbols are nicely represented on the map. BTW, I am using "Add XY Data" to add the data from an excel sheet.
The problem is with the legend. For each category it creates a size legend. So if i have 5 different sizes for each category and I have 5 categories, the result comes up to a large legend to more than 25 lines (5*5). This problem has been raised by several people before and I have note been able to find an answer. See similar questions:
Remove this layer from the legend items. make 2 copies of this layer, and symbolize 1 by color and 1 by size. Set the definition query on both of these to eliminate all features. Use these 2 "fake" layers for your legend. Best Regards, Jim
Thanks for the suggestion. I thought about this possibility but problem is aligning colors manually between the fake layer (for the legend) and the real layer for the actual symbol display on map becomes a tedious task. It's ok if I want to create one off charts but becomes very time consuming if i want to make several charts. Does arcmap not have an automated way to do this?
I only need the color legend (if it is simpler). I don't need the circle size legend.
If you make a custom style and create your colour and dots how you want, then copy and paste the symbol a number of times and create your items accordingly (ie size + colour). Time consuming, but only need to do once and then can apply quickly to other maps.