[Kst] [Bug 153659] New: Easy way to make extra legend objects

D.V.Wiebe dwiebe at physics.utoronto.ca
Sat Dec 8 00:24:29 CET 2007

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           Summary: Easy way to make extra legend objects
           Product: kst
           Version: 1.5.0
          Platform: Compiled Sources
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kst kde org
        ReportedBy: dwiebe physics utoronto ca

Version:           1.5.0 (using KDE KDE 3.5.8)
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources
Compiler:          gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 
OS:                Linux

It is occasionally handy to be able to have more than one legend object drawn on a plot.  Typically, I use this when trying to shoe-horn large legends around curves by breaking the large legend up into smaller pieces.  Currently the only way to create a legend object is to 

It would be convenient to be able to create new, empty legend objects in the same manner that other empty objects (labels, plots, &c.) can be created.  Ie. with an entry in the "Graphics Mode" sub-menu.  

I can get around the current restriction by doing the following:

1. Create the first legend object for the plot using the Edit Plot dialogue.
2. In Layout Mode, drag the first legend object off the plot.
3. Create the second legend object for the plot using the Edit Plot dialogue, again (dragging the legend off the plot rightly causes the "Show Legend" checkbox to be unchecked).
4. Drag the first legend back onto the plot.

This works fine (ie. I end up with two legend objects drawn as sub-objects to the plot object), but it feels decidedly kludgey.

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