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Less spacing between Legends in Bar Chart PDF as compared to chart in source excel


I am using Aspose.Cells v8.5.2.4
On converting Chart 8 in attached Excel doc to PDF, the spacing between legends is not same as in chart in source excel.
Here’s the code snippet for creating chart PDF:
private static void chartToPDF() throws Exception {
Workbook workbook = new Workbook(“C:\Chart.xlsx”);
WorksheetCollection ws = workbook.getWorksheets();
Chart chart = workbook.getWorksheets().get(0).getCharts().get(“Chart 8”);
ChartShape cshape = chart.getChartObject();
int sheetIndex = ws.add();
com.aspose.cells.Worksheet worksheet = ws.get(sheetIndex);
double chartWidthInInches = chart.getChartObject().getWidthInch();
double chartHeightInInches = chart.getChartObject().getHeightInch();
boolean defaultApproach = true;
if (chartWidthInInches > 18 || chartHeightInInches > 5) {
// The approach being followed here is to iterate as many columns as colwidth in pixels & set each column width equal = 1 pixel.
// Similarly for chart height, iterate through as many rows as row height & set each row height = 1 pixel.
// This is being done to fit in large charts that have height & width beyond maximum row/col dimensions & white spaces around
// the chart.

double chartWidthInPixels = chart.getChartObject().getWidth();
double chartHeightInPixels = chart.getChartObject().getHeight();
// Deliberately including one more column because Aspose considers the last column adjacent to chart which leads to white space
// on right of chart
for (int i = 0; i <= chartWidthInPixels; i++) {
worksheet.getCells().setColumnWidthPixel(i, 1);

// Deliberately including one more row because Aspose considers the last row adjacent to chart which leads to white space
// below the chart.
for (int i = 0; i <= chartHeightInPixels; i++) {
worksheet.getCells().setRowHeightPixel(i, 1);
defaultApproach = false;
} else {
worksheet.getCells().setColumnWidthInch(0, chartWidthInInches);
worksheet.getCells().setRowHeightInch(0, chartHeightInInches);

//Setting the name of the newly added worksheet
String transientSheetName = “TransientWorksheet”;
//Copy the Chart to Second Worksheet
worksheet.getShapes().addCopy(cshape, 0, 0, 0, 0);
//Get the new chart and set its height and width accordingly
com.aspose.cells.Chart chart1 = worksheet.getCharts().get(0);
//Make remaining worksheets invisible so that they are not part of the output pdf
for (int i = 0; i < ws.getCount(); i++) {
String sheetName = ws.get(i).getName();
PdfSaveOptions pdfSaveOptions = new PdfSaveOptions();
//Setting Print area to first cell only as the chart is contained in the first cell (A1:A1)
if (defaultApproach) {
// Save the workbook
workbook.save(“C:\Chart 8.pdf”, pdfSaveOptions);

Can you please verify this issue.



Thanks for the template file and sample code.

After an initial test, I observed the issue as you mentioned. I found less spacing between Legend items of Bar chart in the output PDF as compared to the chart in the source Excel file. I used the template file provided by you with your sample code to reproduce the issue as per your attached screen shot. I have logged a ticket with an id “CELLSJAVA-41516” for your issue. We will look into it to figure it out soon.

Thank you.

Hi Jaspreet,

This is to inform you that we have fixed the problem logged earlier as CELLSJAVA-41516. We will shortly provide the fix here after ensuring the quality and incorporating other enhancements.


Thanks for using Aspose.Cells.

Please try the latest version: Aspose.Cells for Java (Download | Maven) as we have improved the legend spacing. Let us know your feedback.