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I am trying to find a solution to not display the name and the symbol on the Legend on my ArcMap Layout but I do want to keep the symbol in the Layout .

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I have ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1 here

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One workaround I know to accomplish this is to make a duplicate data frame where you remove that value from being displayed in the layer properties symbology tab. You can then add the legend from that duplicate data frame to your layout. Just make sure to move the map of the duplicate data frame outside of your layout display area.

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  • You don't need a new data frame, you could just duplicate the layer, in the original layer you dont show the symbol and use this version for legend, in the duplicate layer you show only the symbol you dont want to see in legend (it's easier choose the right layer for displaying in legend if you rename one of them) – J.R Feb 11 at 16:05
  • Well the only thing I came across was to copy the Legend and then move the original legend outside the Layout and then use the copied one and convert to graphics and delete the populated place in the legend. I then group it and then move the copied back in the Layout . That works unless some of you have some other ideas, I'd like to hear.. Have a good day – PROBERT Feb 11 at 16:38
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If I have understood the question. You have a point file called: "Populated Places", it contains information you feel is not important to be included in the Legend of the map.

The easiest way to include data in the Layout View / Map is to simply remove it from the "Legend Properties".

To do this:

  • Ensure you are in the "Layout View";
  • "Insert a Legend" to the Layout View as per normal;
  • Double Click / Right Click and open the properties dialog;
  • Under the "General" tab you will see two smaller windows: Map Layers and Legend Items;

Map Layers - contains everything in the ToC

Legend Items - contains all that will appear in the Legend;

  • In the Legend Items window select the layer you want to remove from the legend and hit the "<" button which lies between the two windows.

That layer will be removed from the Legend.

You can also play around with the "Map Connection" options to allow for layers which are unticked in the ToC to be displayed in the Legend, and locks the layers in place in the Legend if you move them around the ToC.

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