What are the different Flourish legends?
In Flourish, you can benefit from using various legends in different situations. Learn more about each legend type below!
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Default legends: Categorical
However, these options will only apply when the Series filter has been turned off.
Default legends: Numeric
The numeric legend takes into account your plots’ minimum and maximum values and applies color accordingly. In that way, you can visibly depict information about each graph point.
Numeric legends work great in our Maps, Scatter or, for instance, in the Survey template. By default, the legend will automatically apply if you select a column containing numeric data under Color (in some cases, under Value).
Although the Numeric legend settings can be found in various places across the different templates, these essential options are available everywhere.
Combining legends with titles makes your visualizations simpler and more impactful – and it’s super easy in Flourish. The Line, bar, pie and Scatter templates have an integrated setting that allows you to create the so-called “Riley legend” in a matter of seconds.
WARNING: This setting has currently been integrated into the Line, bar, pie and Scatter templates only. However, you can still achieve the same effect as a Riley legend by using custom HTML in the header.
If you would like to customize the way that colored header text appears, click on the Custom tab instead, where you can indicate whether you would like these legend colors to apply only to the title or subtitle. You can also decide whether the colored text is in bold.
Labels on lines
In certain occasions, having Labels on lines is actually more beneficial than having the traditional legend on top. This is due to the fact that the eye movement between the "legend" and the chart itself is minimized. See the story below to compare!
In the Area, Stream and Line charts, you can do this in a few simple steps: