Using Dynamic Text in Legend Descriptions

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08-11-2010 12:30 PM
GaryBarden
New Contributor III
Is this at all possible?
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JeffMoulds
Esri Contributor
Legends and Dynamic Text are not really related. Can you describe what you are trying to achieve in more detail, please?
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GaryBarden
New Contributor III
Just trying to come up with a way to have multiple line legend text without having to type the text in every time in the description.
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JeffMoulds
Esri Contributor
Legend Description is part of a layer's properties. If you save the layer to a layer file (.lyr), whenever you re-use the lyr, the legend description will be there. You wont have to re-type it.
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BobPerham
Occasional Contributor
Is there a way to get dynamic "Date" text in the Legend Title Properties?  Basically I want the top of the legend to say, "Legend" and then have dynamic date text just beneath it.  I tried adding the normal dynamic text into the legend properties like so...

Legend
<dyn type="date" format="short"/>

This didn't work, so as of now I'm just using a separate text element, but it would be nice to have the two integrated.
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