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LegendEntries Object (Word)

A collection of all the LegendEntry objects in the specified chart legend.

Version Added: Word 2007

Each legend entry has two parts:

  • The text of the entry, which is the name of the series or trendline associated with the legend entry.

  • The entry marker, which visually links the legend entry with its associated series or trendline in the chart.

The formatting properties for the entry marker and its associated series or trendline are contained in the LegendKey object.

Use the LegendEntries method to return the LegendEntries collection. The following example loops through the collection of legend entries for the first chart in the active document and changes their font color.

With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(1) 
 If .HasChart Then 
 With .Chart.Legend 
 For i = 1 To .LegendEntries.Count 
 .LegendEntries(i).Font.ColorIndex = 5 
 End With 
 End If 
End With 

Use LegendEntries(index), where index is the legend entry index number, to return a single LegendEntry object. You cannot return legend entries by name.

The index number represents the position of the legend entry in the legend. LegendEntries(1) is at the top of the legend; LegendEntries(LegendEntries.Count) is at the bottom. The following example changes the font style for the text of the legend entry at the top of the legend (this is usually the legend for series one) for the first chart in the active document to italic.

With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(1) 
 If .HasChart Then 
 .Chart.Legend.LegendEntries(1).Font.Italic = True 
 End If 
End With 

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