I want to make duplicates of my legend in ArcGIS 10.0 that have identical formatting/properties. Is there a way to copy+paste while preserving properties or a way to save legend properties as a model to apply (e.g. width between columns = 30; font size for layers=12 pt, etc)? Also, preserving the capacity to update giving map layers present and such functionality that is lost when converting to graphic.
For example, instead of preserving the patch width at 30 pt and the height at 15 pt, the patch size in the copied legend is width=290 pt and height=5 pt. Many other properties are also skewed (spacing between, font size for layer/heading/etc, ...).
Context: I am working with a map in ArcGIS 10.0 for which I will be exporting multiple layouts as jpeg/pdf files. I would like to make copies of my legend to keep in the margins of the data layout view to keep track of changes for different maps. But when I right-click legend "copy" and then click elsewhere "paste", I lose ALL the formatting for my legend.