Adding a Legend on map

07-15-2021 09:25 AM
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I'm using ArcGIS Pro V.2.6. How do I add a legend to my map? I was trying to follow these instructions that I copied from Arc GIS Help documentation. I wasn't able to locate the "Map Surrounds Group" and "Legend" buttons in my version of  ArcGIS Pro. Perhaps, there's another way of adding legends?

"To add a legend, complete the following steps:

  1. Open a layout with at least one map frame. A legend can only be added to a layout view.
  2. Select the map frame in the Contents pane.
  3. Optionally, expand the map in the Contents pane to select a subset of layers. If no layers are selected, a legend is added containing all applicable layers from the map contained in the default map frame.
  4. On the Insert tab, in the Map Surrounds group, click Legend 
    . On the layout view, click and drag to create the legend.
  5. Format the legend. See Arrange a legend for information about formatting options."

Can someone help please ?



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MVP Esteemed Contributor

Add Layout View first, then add a map frame to the layout. Then you can add the Legend from "Map Surrounds" group





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MVP Esteemed Contributor

The help topic

Layouts in ArcGIS Pro—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

and its sublinks cover most aspects of creating layouts and working with their elements.

... sort of retired...
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