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Is there a way to reorder the legend?

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  • Mike
    Hi Jessica!

    The only way to reorder the legend would be to change the order that the data is input into your chart, but that would also change the visible output of your chart. Similarly, you are currently unable to change the size of the legend within your chart.

    One way you get around this is to actually omit the built-in legend from your chart and then build a custom one using a table. For example, you can insert a free-floating table next to your chart and then place the names of your series in one column and then fill the cells in an adjacent column with the matching color. The end result would look something like this:



    I've also used some space columns and rows to give the appropriate amount of padding too. I'm also able to reduce white space by placing it as close to the chart as I want. In addition, you could link the series names from your chart data to make sure those stay updated as well.

    Lastly, I wanted to add that our Next Generation documents and presentations have improved chart functionality, which would include enhancements to editing the legend such as reversing the order of the legend. More info about these products can be found at our Next Generation site, here: https://success.workiva.com/next-generation.

    Holler if you have any questions on the above, or need anything else. Thanks and have a super day!
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  • Andrew Korte

    Hi Mike,

    I noticed in the Next Gen charts, there is an option to reverse the legend, but we are wanting a little more control as far as the order goes. Are there any plans to allow users to reorder the legend independent from the data set? Basically we like how our charts look, but we want to move one item on the legend from the first item to the last item, while keeping everything in the middle the same. I get that we can use the workaround described above, but it just looks a lot cleaner when you can utilize the legend in your tool.

    Thanks!

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  • Mike

    Hi Andrew!

    Thanks for your feedback on this topic. At this time, there's no direct plan for the ability to reorder the legend per se but our Product Team is always interested in learning more of you wish to see the experience improved. That being said, I've passed your feedback with the team and will keep you updated with new developments going forward. Give me a holler if you do have questions in the meantime. Cheers!

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  • Anne Pfuntner

    Has there been any update on this? Is it possible yet to change the legend order without changing the chart data order?

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  • Courtnie Carver

    Hello Anne, 

    This remains proposed with our product team but has not been picked up for work. 

    I have created a ticket for you so you can receive updates if it does get picked up. 

    I have let our team know we have another vote for this. 

    Thank you!

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