- Click the chart to which you want to add a legend (legend: A box that identifies the patterns or colors that are assigned to the data series or categories in a chart.).
- On the Chart menu, click Chart Options, and then click the Legend tab.
- Select the Show legend check box.
- Under Placement, click the option you want.
Note When you click one of the Placement options, the legend moves, and the plot area automatically adjusts to accommodate it. If you move and size the legend by using the mouse, the plot area does not automatically adjust. When you use the Placement options, the legend loses any custom sizing you may have already applied by using the mouse.