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Plant Legend Properties

The properties used to modify a Plant Legend object are located to the right of the screen when your legend is selected. These properties can either be adjusted right before adding the plant legend to your landscape or after it has been added. Below is a description of each available property in the order that they appear in the software.

 

 

 

Columns

Description

Current column

The Current column property determines which column will be affected when you change the other properties in the Columns group.

Enabled

The Enabled property determines if the current column is enabled.

Label

The Label property is the column's label. You can override the default label by typing in a new one if desired.

Move Up, Move Down

The Move Up and Move Down buttons adjust the position of the current column.

 

Options

Description

Columns

The Columns property determines how many vertical columns the plant legend should display. To change the amount of columns, move the Columns slider or enter a value in the text field.

Symbol scale

The Symbol scale property determines the size of the symbols that are added to the plant legend. To change the symbol size, move the Symbol scale slider or enter a value in the text field. This property will not be available unless the Add symbol property is checked.

Sort by

The Sort by property determines the order in which the plants in the plant legend are listed. To change the ordering priority of the plant legend, click the Sort by drop-down menu.

Line Style

The Line Style property determines the appearance of the plant legend’s outer edges and divider lines. To change the line style, click the Line Style button and select the style you wish to use from the dialog that appears.

Export to Excel

The Export to Excel property is used to save the currently selected plant legend as an “XLS” spreadsheet file. To export the plant legend, click the Export to Excel button.

Note: You can edit the plant legend in Excel and add the resulting spreadsheet to your landscape design using the Embedded Object tool. However, any future plant changes will not be automatically updated, so you will need to update the spreadsheet manually from that point on.

 

Title

Description

Text

The Text property determines the text that appears in the top bar of the plant legend. To change the text, click the small button that appears to the right of the current text. To eliminate the top bar of the plant legend, simply delete the title text.

Font

The Font property determines the style of lettering that the title text will use. To change the font, click the drop-down menu and select the font of your choice. Any TrueType font that is installed on your computer can be used.

Style

The Style property determines whether the text style is italic, bold, bold and italic, or regular. To change the style, click the drop-down menu and select the style you wish to use.

Text color

The Text color property determines the color of the title text. To change the text color, click the small color swatch that displays the current color.

Background color

The Background color property determines the color of the top bar of the plant legend. To change the background color, click the small color swatch that displays the current color.

 

Header

Description

Font

The Font property determines the style of lettering that each column header will use. To change the font, click the drop-down menu and select the font of your choice. Any TrueType font that is installed on your computer can be used.

Style

The Style property determines whether the column header text style is italic, bold, bold and italic, or regular. To change the style, click the drop-down menu and select the style you wish to use.

Text color

The Text color property determines the color of the column header text. To change the text color, click the small color swatch that displays the current color.

Background color

The Background color property determines the color of the column headers. To change the background color, click the small color swatch that displays the current color.

 

Body

Description

Font

The Font property determines the style of lettering that the plant legend body will use. To change the font, click the drop-down menu and select the font of your choice. Any TrueType font that is installed on your computer can be used.

Style

The Style property determines whether the text style is italic, bold, bold and italic, or regular. To change the style, click the drop-down menu and select the style you wish to use.

Text color

The Text color property determines the color of the plant legend body text. To change the text color, click the small color swatch that displays the current color.

Background color

The Background color property determines the color of the plant legend body text. To change the background color, click the small color swatch that displays the current color.

See also:

Adding a Plant Legend
Adding Plan Detail
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Objects