I use marker fill symbols in my legend in ArcView 10, in order to identify different habitats, and frequently have to increase the separation of the symbols in order to make the map more readable. However, increasing the separation causes the legend to sometimes not include the marker symbol (ie it falls off the edge of the legend patch - see attached where "SI" is only partially visible).
I was wondering if people had come across this problem and new of a solution, I have used the following but find them to be a temporary rather than permanent solution.
(A) Increase the Patch Size - not always possible when there are lots of labels and not much map space.
(B) Use "Symbol Property Editor" -> "Fill Properties" and change the "Offset" x and y values so that the marker symbol appears in the legend.
(C) Use "Convert to Graphics", this does not work because when you move the label the marker disappears and also you lose the interactive functionality of the legend.
(D) Use another type of symbology, but this is problematic because I am following a industry standard palette and no colour scheme would work with the large number of categories that I have.