Specifying Margins and Padding

If there is too much or too little spacing around or inside a frame in the visualization, you can change its margin and padding settings. The margin is the amount of space between the frame and other items around it. The padding is the amount of space between the border of the frame and the contents of the frame.

How to Specify Margins and Padding

  1. Select the frame for which you want to specify margins and padding. This can be a text frame, the frame around the legend, or even the data frame displaying the graphic elements (such as bars and points).
  2. Use the Margins tab on the properties palette to specify the settings. All sizes are in pixels unless you indicate a different unit (such as cm or in).