I have my data frame rotated -40 degrees. I've rotated the symbols 40 degrees so they're readable per plan view. However, when I rotate the symbols, then they rotate in my legend and are no longer readable.
One workaround is to make a copy of the layer in the Table of Contents and use that copy for the legend instead of the original. Turn off the copy so it does not display on the map and undo the rotation. Also, be sure to check that the setting in the Legend is unchecked for "Only display layers that are checked on in the Table of Contents" so it does not inadvertanttly defeat this workaround.
Chris Donohue, GISP
thanks for the reply.
I actually found the AdvancedArcMapSettings.exe which has a toggle to turn on or off rotating the symbols to the data frame. switched it off and things look GREAT!
Obviously took to long to post my idea. Thought there might be a switch somewhere.
As an addendum to this workflow....
You could have 2 identical data frames (same layers and symbology), one rotated, one not.
In your layout, you can add both data frames into the layout space but the non-rotated version can be dragged off to the side (out of the printable area). Then use the legend object from that in your layout.
Neil's idea works too. I've done that a few times also.
Thank you Neil for the input. Just knowing other work-a rounds is useful.
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