1.167 FAQ-829 How can I right-align legend text or arrange the graph legend horizontally?

Last Update: 3/27/2020

To align legend text:

By default, legend text is left-aligned. To right-align legend text, select the legend object, then:

  • Click the Alignment button Button Align Left.png on the Format toolbar and choose Right (or Center to center text).
  • Click on the legend object, right-click and choose Properties. On the Text tab of Text Object dialog, make your selection from the Alignment drop-down list.
Object Properties Align Dropdown.png

For those seeking a greater degree of control over legend alignment, see Legend Element Alignment.

To arrange the legend horizontally:

  1. Select the legend in order to show up the legend border.
  2. Press CTRL and drag to re-arrange the legend.
How to change the alignment of text inside a legend into right 2.png

Note that within the legend object, alignment of columns depends on the Align Columns check box (on by default) in the Text Object dialog box, Text tab (right-click on the legend object and choose Properties from the shortcut menu).

Object Properties Align Columns.png

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