When I use smaller fonts in the legend (anything less than 20pts) there's an awkward gap between the items. I have set all the relevant spacing options in the Legend Properties (i.e. space between symbols, symbol label space, and line space) to 0, but the gap remains. Am I missing something?

legend items with 8pt font


Try changing the symbol height under Symbol, and if that isn't enough, you might wish to consider using a different size for your map layout if your text needs to be that small relative to the size of your features...

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  • Thanks! Not the exact answer, but it helped me figure out what I was doing wrong. I had made the symbols invisible in the TOC, but their height was still affecting the spacing in the Legend. – David Galt Apr 19 at 0:23

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