Legends are fields you can add to your report to display information that is passed to the report when it is printed. Typically, legends are used to display string values representing the sorting and restriction options selected by the user running the report. Legend values can also be used as elements in calculated fields.
Since legend values must be passed into the report by the application, they are generally available only for modified reports. Any new reports you create won’t be able to use legends, unless you have Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and have set up scripts that set the legend values.
Information about legends is divided into the following sections: