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  • Subject: [mg23422] Re: Symbols & Legend Fonts in MultipleListPlot...
  • From: David Annetts <dannetts at>
  • Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 21:18:07 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: CRCAMET/Macquarie University
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Hi Mark,
>     I finally figured out how to create a list plot of multiple data,
> with color encoding for the different data series, and a Legend
> identifying the data by symbol & color-- by employing MultipleListPlot.
> I also employed the DefaultFont directive (DefaultFont->{"Helvetica",10}
> ) to set the default font.  In Wickham-Jones, p.323, there is an example
> of this usage, which also sets the font for the Legend descriptors.
> However, in my case (Mathematica, v4.0; WinNTv.4.0) while axes numbers
> are changed by DefaultFont, the Legend fonts are not changed & I can't
> find any way to set the Legend fonts separately.  How do I set my legend
> fonts?  The default ones are awfully small.

I got around this by hard-coding the changes in the *.m file.  No, it's 
not particularly elegant but it did work.

What I do now though, is use StyleForm[] on the text in the legend, and 
bypass Wickham-Jones' routines (excellent though they are).  Also, using 
$TextStyle is apparently more PC than DefaultFont.



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