Purge the Legend Text style from your drawings

From what I have read, the “Legend” text style comes from AutoCAD Map. But this style has made its way into so many other drawings and is frustrating for those who simply don’t want it in their drawings.

What makes it worse is that the purge command doesn’t purge this style even if it isn’t being used by any objects in your drawing.

The trick is to first delete the “Legend” table style. But you can’t simply delete the Legend table style (how frustrating…)

So for those who want to delete these styles (Text and Table) here’s how:

  • Using the command TABLESTYLE or its alias TS to open the Table Style Editor.
  1. Right click on the Legend table style from the list.
  2. Select Rename from the right-click menu and type in a new name. I used my name spelled backwards “gerg”
  3. Close the Table Style Editor

Reopen the Table Style Editor by hitting enter. (This should relaunch the last used command). Or by using the command TABLESTYLE or alias TS in the command line.

4. Right-click on the renamed table style.

5. Select Delete from the right-click menu.

6. Close the Table Style Editor after the style has been deleted.

With the Table style “Legend” now gone, you can use the purge command and purge out the “Legend” Text Style.

  • Or you can open the Text Style Editor using the command STYLE or its alias ST.
  • Once the editor is open, simply right-click on the “Legend” text style and select Delete.

Note: As long as the text style and table style are not being used by objects in the drawing, this tip should work to get rid of these styles from your drawing. You can even write a script to do this if you would like to do it automatically.