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How can I access the features of LegendLines (thickness, color, dashed) and LegendLables (Fontsize, FontFamily, FontColor) in the same legend column?

I manage to change either of them, but not both together.

In this example I changed the parameters of LegendLables (PlotLegends) but I do not know how to make the LegendLines thicker:

Plot[{Sin[x], Cos[x], Sin[Cos[3 x]]}, {x, 0, 5}, 
PlotStyle -> {Directive[Blue, Thickness[0.015]], Directive[Red, Thickness[0.015]], Directive[Green, Thickness[0.015], Dashed]}, 
PlotLegends -> {Style["Sin(x)", Blue, Bold, 21, FontFamily -> "Helvetica"], Style["Cos(x)", Red, Bold, 18, FontFamily -> "Times", Italic], Style["SinCos(3x)", Green, Bold, 18, FontFamily -> "Courier"]}]

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In this example I changed the parameters of LegendLines but I do not know how to color the LegendLables with different colors and their types.

Plot[{Sin[x], Cos[x], Sin[Cos[3 x]]}, {x, 0, 5}, 
PlotStyle -> {Directive[Blue, Thickness[0.015]], Directive[Red, Thickness[0.015]], Directive[Green, Thickness[0.015], Dashed]},  
PlotLegends -> LineLegend[{Directive[Blue, Thickness[0.4]], Directive[Red, Thickness[0.4]], Directive[Green, Thickness[0.4], Dashed]}, {"Sin(x)", "Cos(x)", "SinCos(3x)"}, LabelStyle -> Directive[Large, FontFamily -> "Helvetica"]]]

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    $\begingroup$ Does PlotLegends -> LineLegend[{Directive[Blue, Thickness[0.4]], Directive[Red, Thickness[0.4]], Directive[Green, Thickness[0.4], Dashed]}, {Style["Sin(x)", Blue, Thick, Bold, 21, FontFamily -> "Helvetica"], Style["Cos(x)", Red, Bold, 18, FontFamily -> "Times", Italic], Style["SinCos(3x)", Green, Bold, 18, FontFamily -> "Courier"]}]] give what you need? $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    May 23, 2017 at 22:55
  • $\begingroup$ @kglr, Thanks!!! it gives me what I need. The question is answered!!! $\endgroup$
    – surfAliq
    May 24, 2017 at 11:21

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Plot[{Sin[x], Cos[x], Sin[Cos[3 x]]}, {x, 0, 5}, 
 PlotStyle -> {Directive[Blue, Thickness[0.015]], 
   Directive[Red, Thickness[0.015]], Directive[Green, Thickness[0.015], Dashed]}, 
 PlotLegends ->  LineLegend[{Directive[Blue, Thickness[0.4]], 
    Directive[Red, Thickness[0.4]], Directive[Green, Thickness[0.4], Dashed]}, 
   {Style["Sin(x)", Blue, Thick, Bold, 21, FontFamily -> "Helvetica"], 
    Style["Cos(x)", Red, Bold, 18, FontFamily -> "Times", Italic], 
    Style["SinCos(3x)", Green, Bold, 18, FontFamily -> "Courier"]}]]

Mathematica graphics

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  • $\begingroup$ I am using your method. How do I change the length of the lines in LineLegend? Does your post need updating; are there more features in more recent versions? Thanks $\endgroup$
    – Hugh
    Nov 20, 2018 at 19:57
  • $\begingroup$ @Hugh, you can add the option LegendMarkerSize -> 30 to LineLegend. $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Nov 20, 2018 at 20:05
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks this works nicely. I have the legend items at the bottom of my plot Placed[...,Below] and now they have wrapped to more than one line. How do I prevent this? Thanks again. $\endgroup$
    – Hugh
    Nov 20, 2018 at 20:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Hugh, add the option LegendLayout ->{"Row", 1} to LineLegend. $\endgroup$
    – kglr
    Nov 20, 2018 at 20:12
  • $\begingroup$ Brilliant thanks. Where can I find all these options? I don't want to keep asking you! $\endgroup$
    – Hugh
    Nov 20, 2018 at 20:13

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