Making nice-looking Legend for Plot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg89640] Making nice-looking Legend for Plot*From*: lehin.p at gmail.com*Date*: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 06:38:52 -0400 (EDT)

Hello, I have tried the "Plot Legends Package" for creating simple legend for my Plot of two curves. I wish the legend to have minimum size while samples of the curves in the legend I want be easily customizable in their length to produce nice-looking legend for the plot (from my viewpoint). The area taken by the legend I wish to be minimal but spaces from edges (relative to the nearest entire objects of the legend) I wish also to be easily customizable the same way as shadow of the legend. I was surprized that only the shadow may be easily customizable. I have spent about hour in making the nice-looking legend but I have failed. So I would like to take some leadership in making such simple (as I thought before) legend. The legend should be placed (for simplicity) on the right of the Plot (wihout space) but in the center of it's vertical (relative to the center of the legend). The following is similar to my Plot: Plot[{100/x, x/1000 + 1}, {x, 100, 433}, PlotRange -> All] These two curves I wish to have short legends {"NMA","DMA"}. I have tried all the Options in the "Plot Legends Package" and I (after about hour of tries) have produced a nearly above-mentioned legend but the length of the samples of the curves I cannot make longer! I have not found the way to control the length of the samples of the curves in the Plot without breaking all other my progress in making the legend. If you know an easy way for making the nice-looking legend I will appreciate the answer. But may be there is another free package that implements this simple and frequently-wanted task?