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Cannot change Crystal Reports chart legend font

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Used Chart Expert -> Text -> Legend Title to change font size, but it has no effect.  Default font size for legend is not readable, and can be made visible only by increasing the zoom to 150% or higher.  There is no problem with the query getting the data as all data are correct, just the legend font too small, and cannot be changed.

I am using Crystal Reports bundled with Visual Studio 2008.  Is it a limitation of the bundled version?
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by:mlmcc
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It might be.

Can you preview the report/chart?

I have changed font sizes by right clicking the legend and clicking FORMAT
It was in a full version so it may not apply to the VS version

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by:eskie296
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Preview shows only the report title, no chart.  I have six parameters in the report for which I supplied values programmatically.  On preview, it prompted me for only one for some reason.

I can only right click the chart which brings up the context menu of Format Object/Chart Expert/Chart Options ..  There is no separate right click event for the legend.  So it looks like a limitation of the bundled version, but I wondered if there is any work-around.
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It may be.  Even in the full version you have to click the chart then you can click the individual pieces, but as I recall you have to be previewing it.

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by:eskie296
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FYI, I was finally able to preview my report with the chart shown.  When I click anywhere on the chart, it highlights both chart and legend, the two cannot be separated.  Right clicking on the chart brings up two menu items: Multiple Selection and Freeze Pane, neither has anything to do with formatting.

So, it behaves differently than the full version, and I don't see any way to format the legend from the preview window.

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Can you left click the chart then left click the legend to select it?

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As soon as I left click the chart, both chart and legend are selected (highlighted).  They are bound together and cannot be separately left or right clicked.  Left click again doesn't cause anything new to happen.  Right click brings up a context menu which shows Multiple Selection and Freeze Pane menu options.

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Must be one of the limitations of the VS version

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OK.  Thanks.
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I agree to close this issue.  Just didn't know the procedure to close it.  Thought I aleady did that by giving the points.
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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