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Align the Legend Title to the Legend body

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Sim
Sim on 14 Sep 2020
Commented: Sim on 23 Sep 2020
Hi, How can I align the Legend Title to the Legend body (variables, etc..)? Maybe left-aligned ?

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 14 Sep 2020
If you contact tech support, they will either suggest a workaround or they may put it on their list of things to improve.
Maybe there's an undocumented method I'm not aware of.
Sim
Sim on 14 Sep 2020
Thanks a lot! Just submitted to the MATLAB support :)
Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 14 Sep 2020
I'd be interesting in whatever you find.

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Ayush Gupta
Ayush Gupta on 18 Sep 2020
The legend title is by-default left aligned to legend body. Refer to the code below which generates the following picture and read the documentation on how to add legend title, here.
x = linspace(0,pi);
y1 = cos(x);
plot(x,y1)
hold on
y2 = cos(2*x);
plot(x,y2)
hold off
lgd = legend('cos(x)','cos(2x)');
title(lgd,'My Legend Title')

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Sim
Sim on 23 Sep 2020
Oh thanks a lot, I will try to download r2020b and check that feature :)
Btw, in case it work I should accept your answer, but there is not any button for it (its just besides Ayhus Gupta)
Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 23 Sep 2020
I've checked since I made that comment and legend titles are not supported with the updated features.
In fact, I wrote a Community Highlights about these new features.
Title alignment is controlled by the new "TitleHorizontalAlignment" property of axes. Legends still do not have such a property.
Sim
Sim on 23 Sep 2020
Oh cool, thanks a lot for highlighting that feature... So, if not working for the Legends, my MATLAB ticket opening was worth it :)

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