Center heading above class labels in multi column item in legend

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05-26-2017 04:09 PM
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SybilCoffey
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Can ESRI enhance the Legend Properties so that one item can be split into multiple columns and he heading be centered above all columns?

 Here is the item from the table of contents

The current functionality only allows the header in the line with the other classes in the single item.

Here is an example

I got the result I wanted by deselecting the heading from the Legend properties and inserting text outside of the legend properties, then centering it. All classes start on the same row. This is what we should be able to do from within the legend properties

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MicheleHosking1

Not just having the heading centered above the legend classes but anywhere above the legend classes.  This is my legend at present:

But I want it to look like this:

I don't want to convert the legend to graphics as I am trying to set up a template with the layouts already sorted to allow for different items to be added to the legend.

LiamHarrington-Missin

We also have this request.  

The excellent help team, in particular Priyanka Ghosh in esri UK. were quick to start offering help but we also reached a dead end with the solution either being convert to graphic, which we didn't want as we also wanted a template, or with some text box wizardry which also didn't suit our template needs.

There is also some extra info on stackexchange.

esri Is this being considered in the pipeline?

Cheers

Liam

PaulPrevedoros1

When creating a label that has many features, requiring more than 1 column.

Would it be possible to allow, Layer Name or heading to occupy the area across the pertinent columns

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Currently the effect is attained by manipulating legend text

 

 

Henry
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Adding my support to this idea.

Currently, the way legend items appear inline with the Layer Name creates an awkward visual break in the legend that is difficult to interpret. Having the items either centered or swatches/labels appear below the Layer Name line would be greatly helpful.