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Re: I hate using Legend

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  • Subject: [mg29162] Re: I hate using Legend
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <KevinMcCann at>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 04:15:25 -0400 (EDT)
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0 <= x,y <=1

Helps to a point, but will not if the legend is longer than the plot. You 
might also consider making the fontsize smaller if the above doesn't work.


The wise words of Brett Patterson on Wednesday 30 May 2001 23:45:

> I am very frustrated by the Legend package.
> I have tried using it on and off for several years now,
> and I am always dissatisfied with its output.
> The main difficulty I have is with the size of the legend box
> being too small for the key label I want to use.
> It works fine for single (or a few) letter labels,
> but seems to screw up for a label of more than about 10 characters.
> The box clips the longer labels.
> I've tried using LabelTextSpacing, etc but it then
> opens a can of worms trying to balance all the spacings
> to get a decent label.
> Does anyone else have these problems with Legend?
> Are there any easy answers?
> Regards,
> Brett Patterson

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