Re: A nice and customized legend within Manipulate

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg128576] Re: A nice and customized legend within Manipulate*From*: Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbitch at iee.lu>*Date*: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:40:01 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net

Hello I need to create a cdf document as a standalone file that can be used in a computer without Mathematica. There is quite a few plots in the doc and I need to add nice legends to it. At first I tried the Legend package but I found the result awful and worse than that it breaks the standalone cdf (something to do with Needs and Get or the like). It seems that I need to add a initialization code within Manipulate but I have no idea on how to do it. Could someone help me with an example, please? Finally, is there a simple way to create nice legends? I saw several posts on the web but could not gather much from them. A nice and simple example (for a newbie) will help me a lot. Many thanks Ed Hi, Ed, Try this: Plot[{x, x^2}, {x, -10, 10}, PlotRange -> All, PlotStyle -> {Blue, Red}, (* Here the legend starts*) Epilog -> Inset[Grid[{{Graphics[{Blue, Line[{{0, 0}, {1, 0}}]}, ImageSize -> {20, 20}], Style["First line", 14]}, {Graphics[{Red, Line[{{0, 0}, {1, 0}}]}, ImageSize -> {20, 20}], Style["Second line", 14]}}, Alignment -> {Left, Center}, Spacings -> 0], {5, 80}] (* The end of the legend *) ] and this: (* These are two lists to plot *) lst1 = Table[{x, x}, {x, -10, 10, 0.5}]; lst2 = Table[{x, x^2}, {x, -10, 10, 0.5}]; (* End of lists definition *) ListPlot[{lst1, lst2}, PlotRange -> All, PlotStyle -> {Blue, Red}, (* Here the legend starts*) Epilog -> Inset[Panel[ Grid[{{Graphics[{Blue, Point[{0, 0}]}, ImageSize -> {20, 20}], Style["First list", 14]}, {Graphics[{Red, Point[{0, 0}]}, ImageSize -> {20, 20}], Style["Second list", 14]}}, Alignment -> {Left, Center}, Spacings -> 0], ImageSize -> {105, 80}], {4, 85}] (* The end of the legend *) ] Have fun, Alexei Alexei BOULBITCH, Dr., habil. IEE S.A. ZAE Weiergewan, 11, rue Edmond Reuter, L-5326 Contern, LUXEMBOURG Office phone : +352-2454-2566 Office fax: +352-2454-3566 mobile phone: +49 151 52 40 66 44 e-mail: alexei.boulbitch at iee.lu