Bug report #20095

QGIS composer changing legend position when exporting

Added by Clément Ronzon over 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Category:Map Composer/Printing
Affected QGIS version:2.18.24 Regression?:Yes
Operating System:OS X El Capitan Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:27917


I'm observing the same issue than this question, happening when the checkbox " Main properties > Resize to fit contents " is checked.

Also I can observe that the Y position on page n is what should have been set as Y position calculated for page n-1.

For example is the legend was tall on page 2, and short on page 3 then it is floating high on page 3 instead of being anchored at the bottom of the page where I want it.

The upvoted answer in the provided reference won't fix the issue, in my case. The only way that I found is unchecking " Resize to fit contents ", which is not satisfactory for me.

Page 1, tall legend:

Page 2, short legend:

Page 3, tall legend:

I have the Legend properly anchored, here is the preview of page 2:


#1 Updated by Saber Razmjooei over 5 years ago

  • Category changed from Map Legend to Map Composer/Printing

#2 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Is this reproducible in 3.4?

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 5 years ago

Please test with QGIS 3.4 - QGIS 2.18 reached it's end of life.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

End of life notice: QGIS 2.18 LTR


QGIS 3.4 has recently become our new Long Term Release (LTR) version. This is a major step in our history – a long term release version based on the massive updates, library upgrades and improvements that we carried out in the course of the 2.x to 3x upgrade cycle.

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