Questions on legends, figures (usually insets) that indicate what those lines/bars/points in plots refer to, using arrangements of graphic elements and text, whether manually or using built-in functions.

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Show and PlotLegend row spacing

In this toy example I make some plots, each with a legend, and combine them with Show. All the legends are assembled into a column which is helpful but it is too high for the size of plot. How can I ...
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How to make height of PlotLegend the same as height of plot which has a fixed horizontal width

This is a problem of Legends in density plot. As pointed out by this post. Generally we want to same height of legend bar and plot. The code for the basic case is ...
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Add color bar in SphericalPlot3d in version 8

I want to add a color bar in my spherical plot. I have tried the BarLegend command in version 8 but it seems not working. Could anyone help me out a bit? I wrote ...
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BarLegend problem when rescaling color of multiple vectorplot

I want to make multiple vector plot at same color scale with same BarLegend. Similar posts are (1), (2) I made a minimal example to show the problem I encountered ...
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How can I change the thickness of tick marks in BarLegend?

Bug introduced in 10.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.4.1.0 or later This answer explains how to change various undocumented options for BarLegend with ...
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What is the best way to export a table of numerics with legends ready for Word?

I want to put my table output into an MS Word document without having to edit it in word after, so I want to export it ready for Word in final version with complete legends and title. Is it possible ...
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Barlegend with a different z span for ListDensityPlot

I would like to rescale the colors in a plot and to do this in the same way for the color bar. (So this enables me to have the color bar span a (z) range larger than than the data itself.) I got this ...
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How to add a common color legend to a grid of density plots?

I have a grid of density plots, say something like: GraphicsGrid[Partition[Table[ DensityPlot[Sin[i x] Sin[y/i], {x, -4, 4}, {y, -3, 3}], {i, 1, 4}], 2]] I ...
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Colour bar for contour 2D graph [duplicate]

How could I plot the colour legend for my 2D contour graph ...
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Different fonts in the same Style in a Plot

I have a plot, not important what it is and I have a linelegend as below: ...
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How can I change the position of my plot legends?

As the title indicates, I want to change the current position of the legends in a combined plot. The Mathematica code I used is ...
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ShowLegend - length of legend items

I have the following example code and would like to make the lines in the legend longer - how can that be done? Is there another possibility to plot such a legend when using ...
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Can I put Plotlegend to each my rho values?

I want to put PlotLegend[] into my graph for every rho value. Graph P is for ...
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logticks in a colorbar

I have a question on using logarithmic ticks in a colorbar in Mathematica 8.0 . I use the package ColorbarPlot (...
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Bad output for SwatchLegend using LegendMarker with an EdgeForm

Consider the following input which should give a legend with a red rectangle and a black frame: ...
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How can I have PlotLegends showing the legend on a single line instead of two?

I am using PlotLegends in a Plot command to label each line of my plot (it has 4 different functions plotted) but the legend is split in two lines. I would like it two appear in a single line so it ...
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Multiple PlotLegends ignore NumberForm

Imagine a set of curves data = Transpose@Table[{Exp[t], Exp[1.1 t], Exp[1.2 t], Exp[1.3 t]}, {t, 0, 5, 0.1}]; which should be labelled with numbers ...
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PlotLegends and ImageSize

I have Mathematica 9.0.1, and I have problems with PlotLegends breaking the ImageSize directive. I defined ...
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Names disapper when using PlotLegend [duplicate]

I am using Mathematica 8.0.1.0 and when I use PlotLegend the names disappear. Could you help me fix it? Thank you. ...
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Discrete color bar: height not adjusting

I am trying to adjust height of my color bar, but LegendMarkerSize is not doing what it is supposed to do. Code ...
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How can I generate a legend for a BubbleChart?

Is there a way to make a nice disk radius legend (with linear or log scale) for a BubbleChart? Something like the following example should be built in:
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Legend Matrix Plot

I have the following problem. I'd like to add a legend to MatrixPlot. Each colour should have a legend entry. I used ...
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How to discard colorbar shadow in contour ploting in mathematica [closed]

I am plotting a contour plot in Mathematica with Showlegend command, but trouble is that I am getting a black shadow with colorlegend which I want to remove. ...
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TargetUnits in BarLegend

Is there any way to get the '%' in the BarLegend to be black instead of light gray? ...
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LineLegend is behaving erratically

The top one is fine, but if I change Red into dashed version, it behaves erratically.
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Generating plot legends [duplicate]

I want to generate a list as below for the legend of my plot, {D=0, D=0.5, D=1, ...} using the code ...
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Labeling individual curves in Mathematica

I need to create a plot for export and inclusion in a report. Is there a better way to label curves than PlotLegends? From what I've read and my personal ...
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BarLegend with two different scales (ticks&labels)

I am looking for a way to plot e.g. a legended DensityPlot with a BarLegend, where the colorbar shows two differently scaled ...
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Problem with PlotLegends in Manipulate

Please consider this simple code: Manipulate[ Plot[{a Sin[x], a Cos[x]}, {x, 0, 2 Pi}, PlotLegends -> "Expressions"], {a, 1, 2}] Mathematica returns this ...
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Does PlotLegend lie in a figure?

I wonder if PlotLegends is part of a figure. Indeed in the code ...
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Changing the inter-item spacing in Legends (version 9 and up)

The legending functionality in versions 9 and higher is much easier to use than the PlotLegends package and other bespoke ways of creating legends in earlier ...
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How to generate a Log BarLegend for a DensityHistogram

I have a Log count histogram: DensityHistogram[myData, 100, {"Log", "Count"}, ColorFunction -> "Rainbow", ChartLegends -> Automatic] But ...
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Plot legends not displaying correctly

I'm having an issue with a notebook I'm running. I'm generating a bunch of plots, but the legends aren't showing up correctly. I generate a bunch of plots every time I run the program so I wrote a ...
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Problems with formatting PlotLegends text [closed]

To avoid issues, I post here the photo to explain you better what my problem is. So what I would like to have, is a "correct" writings of the legend text for the Blue function. I would like it to ...
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BarLegend can't make spaced contours when contours number>11

According to Document of BarLegend,BarLegend will select equally spaced contours: BarLegend[cf,contours] generates a legend that identifies color ranges from the color function cf based on the ...
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Font size in PDF export with legended plots not working

I need to export plots as PDF with a given image and font size. Everything is working fine if there is no legend for that plot. However, if I want to export legended plots, the font size is decreased ...
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ContourPlot refuses to show in-figure PlotLegends after turn on ContourShading

I would like to do a contour plot with a label inside the figure itself. For example, the following works well: (note there is a small text "example" at the right bottom figure) ...
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Adding plot legends in version 8

I use Mathematica to draw the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of one point in a graphic. ...
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Matching colors in BarLegend and colorfunction

How I can use Hue as color function in BarLegend in this density plot? ...
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Making a better looking plot legend

I want to plot two (or more) functions, inserting in the plot itself the legend that will clarify me what are those plotted functions. I know this basic standard command lines: ...
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Using PlotLegends with Show messes up the graphics

I have already obtained the plot that I want but am having trouble legending the graph correctly. ...
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Problem with exporting a plot with a legend to PDF

I've found a simple example that illustrates my problem: ContourPlot[x^2 - 1 == y, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, PlotLegends -> "Expressions"] When I try to export ...
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Combine multiple swatch legends

How can I combine multiple SwatchLegends? As a minimal example: ...
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inset legend from top right corner / find size of swatchlegend bounding box

The question is the following. Using Inset, we can insert a legend in a Plot (in a Graphic, in general). E.g. ...
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BarLegend too large for plot in version 10.3

In previous versions, the following code, taken from here from @kglr, used to give a reasonably sized legend, but in version 10.3 gives a huge legend. ...
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How to border legends in ListLinePlot

I'm trying to use ListLinePlot for 3 data sets, and I want to put borders for my legends. Here is my code: ...