Bug 66339 - Allow ad hoc editing of chart legend
Summary: Allow ad hoc editing of chart legend
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Chart-Legends
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Reported: 2013-06-28 18:53 UTC by Dan Dascalescu
Modified: 2019-03-18 21:43 UTC (History)
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Description Dan Dascalescu 2013-06-28 18:53:13 UTC
When displaying a chart side-by-side with its data, it may be desirable to modify the legend, for example by shortening the words.

While the title of a chart is editable, its legend is not. Double-click of F2 do nothing, and there is no context menu to edit the text in the legend.
Comment 1 bfoman (inactive) 2013-06-29 10:54:46 UTC
Select the chart. Format>Data ranges from the menu>Data Series tab. Change Range for name to whatever you want. OK and changed name will be displayed in the legend field. You can also select legend, RMB>Data Ranges...>Data Series tab to do the same.

Comment 2 Dan Dascalescu 2013-07-01 03:20:27 UTC
@bfoman: I tried following your instructions, but it's not at all obvious how to edit one of the items in the legend.

Here's the screencast:  http://screencast.com/t/cAVaxubvEJJ4
Comment 3 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-03-13 00:06:09 UTC
Seems like a valid request to me as ad hoc editing of the legend text (Name of a Data Range) aides in UX. Summary edited for clarity. Platform set to All/All. Severity set to enhancement. There is a related AskLO thread (indicating that the bug reporter is not alone in desiring this functionality):

Comment 4 Joel Madero 2014-11-06 00:26:23 UTC
Looks like this has been confirmed. Moving to NEW as REOPENED is inappropriate. Thanks all.