Editing the Legend

 

In addition to editing and manipulating the visualization of in:Flux, the legend may be edited to best fit your needs.

 

Before or after a visual has been linked to the legend Picture 101, it may be changed.

 

You can access the properties of the legend by selecting the name Legend in the Project Items tab. The below example makes use of the Tutorial 2 save file.

 

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Tutorial 6 - Figure 98 - red arrow indication location to click to show the legend properties panel

 

The options below will look at each section of the Legend's properties:

 

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Tutorial 6 - Figure 99 - Properties panel for the in:Flux legend

 

Appearance

Visible - a toggle option for turning the visibility of the legend on and off

Placement - allows to change the placement of the legend to be on the left side of the 3D window rather than the defaulted right side.

Height Factor - a multiplier for the height of the legend. A value of 1.0 returns to the default height. The below image shows the resulting legend when the Height Factor is 2.0 - values higher than this will have no effect.

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Tutorial 6 - Figure 100 - changing the Height Factor of the visible legend to 2.0

 

Width Factor - similar to height factor, a multiplier value for the width of the legend. Enter 1.0 to return to the default width. The below image shows a width factor of 3.0

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Tutorial 6 - Figure 101 - changing the Width Factor of the visible legend to 3.0

 

 

Labels

Auto-Label - a toggle checkbox option, when selected in:Flux will automatically choose the title and sub-title of the legend and ignore the custom options listed below. Toggle to OFF to show the custom text

 

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Tutorial 6 - Figure 102 - legend view with Auto-Label turned off and footer visible. Change the Custom options below to edit the text

 

Custom Title - Enter text here to replace the custom title, ensure that the auto-label is switched off

Custom Sub-title - Enter text here to replace the customer sub-title, usually shows the until of the legend values

Custom Footer - text to appear at the footer of the legend, the footer is hidden by default. If toggled on and auto-label selected, the footer will display the name of the visual the legend is linked to

Show Title - Global toggle option to display on or off the title of the legend

Show Sub-title - Global toggle option to display the sub-title of the legend

Footer - defaulted to being off, the global toggle for displaying the footer of the legend

 

 

Linked Visual

Auto-Update - Updates the legend when visuals are switched on and off, i.e. the legend will disappear when the visibility is turned off for the visual it is linked to

Force Default - Forces the legend to use the default color map, regardless of the linked visual

Visual - a dropdown menu populated will all of the currently defined visuals of the project, represents which visual the legend is linked to

 

 

Number

Format - defaulted to 'General' notation, users may opt to change this to scientific notation

Precision - number of digits past the decimal that is displayed in the legend regardless of the format selected

 

 

Text

Backing Color - the background color for the legend text, defaulted to transparent.

Color - the color of the legend text, defaulted to white

Font Size - size of the legend text, defaulted to 11

 

 

Ticks

Number of Intervals - sets the number of intervals used for continuous color maps