The legendupdate dialog box is used to update or reconstruct legend on the graph page/layer. It is accessible when a graph window is active, by selecting Graph:Legend:Update Legend menu items. This dialog is using the X-Function legendupdate.
The following table provides reference for the controls in this dialog:
Specifies where to apply the legend updates.
Specifies whether to reconstruct or update the legend.
This is only available when Update Mode is set to Reconstruct. This is to specify the type of legend you want to reconstruct.
This is only available when Update Mode is set to Reconstruct. This is to specify the plot order in reconstructed legend. It can be either Ascending or Descending. Note that for data plot legend that has never been manually updated, you can also use Graph:Legend:Reverse Order to reverse the data plot entries without the need to reconstruct.
This is only available when Update Mode is set to Reconstruct and Legend is set to One Legend for Whole Page. This controls the plot order to read within a layer.
LabTalk variable notations ("%(1)", "%(2)", etc.) is used to create legends. Origin automatically "translate" the notations into information when constructing a legend. This variable specifies the information that will be used to translate the notations. If Custom is chosen, you can use user-defined notation. Otherwise, you can use the data range name, or a variable in the column label rows. Refer to the the Text Label Options table for details of supported variable notations.
You can also click the button next to the combination box to view the list of @Options. Refer to the Text Label Options table for supported notations.
To wrap you legend text, set Auto Legend Translation Mode to Custom and insert "%(CRLF)" into your legend text at the point where you want the text to break to a new line.
This checkbox specifies whether to show the hidden plot in legend. If selected, the hidden plot will not be shown in the legend. Note that you can also right click on the legend and select Legend:Show Legend for Visible Plots Only to hide the hidden plots.
This checkbox specifies whether to hide the fitted curve in legend. If selected, the fitted curve plot will not be shown in the legend. Note that you can also right click on the legend and select Legend:Hide Legend for Fitted Curves to hide the active dataset indicator.
Note that you can also do either of the following to show the active dataset indicator: