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    Bigger Chart Boxes (2003 - sp2)

    I am making a black and white bar chart with 5 categories. I'm using black, white, or gray patterns to identify the bars over time. The bars are fine, but the legend boxes are too small to be able to distinguish the patterns. I can make the font bigger, but the text gets bigger and looks weird. Is there any way just to make the boxes in the legend bigger?

    I tried to find easily distinguisable patterns, but can't find 5 different ones. You have to look really carefully to figure things out. I've attached a sample.
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    Re: Bigger Chart Boxes (2003 - sp2)

    The width and height of the legend key boxes is read-only. I'd use solid patterns of varying darkness from black to white, or else narrow horizontal, vertical and diagonal stripes.

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    Re: Bigger Chart Boxes (2003 - sp2)

    Thank you. I'll try that. I also forgot to ask about the initial group of categories. The first couple of categories don't show up on the chart. 1990 has Chemical and Climate chopped off.

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    Re: Bigger Chart Boxes (2003 - sp2)

    Double-click the category (X) axis, or select this axis and then select Format | Selected Axis from the menu.
    Tick the check box labeled 'Value (Y) axis crosses between categories'.
    Click OK.
    You should now see all categories.

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