I have tried the properties and everything, I can't understand why my polygons are not lining up correctly in the legend.

I created this legend the usual way by adding my three layers to the legend wizard and creating the legend this way. It is only one legend, I've just recreated it and the same thing happens.

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This is how I am creating my legend:

Insert>legend>legend wizard (select 1 layer)> click defaults

closed as off-topic by PolyGeo Oct 31 '16 at 4:00

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    Do you have two legends nested together? – geogeek Oct 2 '14 at 4:31
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    We'll need you to edit your questions to include more details like the precise steps you took to create your legend element(s) because this effect could be achieved in at least 2-3 ways. – PolyGeo Oct 2 '14 at 5:33
  • I've noticed sometimes (with points mostly) that symbols wont line up properly in layout view. However, when exporting it looks good. Have you tried exporting and see what happens? A quick-and-dirty workaround is to convert to graphics and edit them manually, although that won't really solve the underlying problem. – Martin Oct 2 '14 at 6:30
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    It looks like you are using two different legends as for the upper two the labels are dark grey, whilst for the lower two the labels are black. Can you confirm this? – Menno Oct 2 '14 at 9:38
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    @Menno That could also be accomplished by using different fonts or styles for different layers. I agree that we need confirmation from the OP :) – Erica Oct 2 '14 at 12:48