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How do I draw a contiguous legend?

The Drawing toolbar (View ▸ Toolbars ▸ Drawing) has a toolbar named Callouts, to the right side of the Flowchart icon. In this toolbar, there is a dropdown menu called Line Style. Line Style items, such as Continuous, Ultrafine Dashed, Fine Dotted, and etc., allow you to draw legends with connectors of various shapes (draw first, then change the line style).

Writer’s Drawing toolbar (English version, LibreOffice 6.0.2)

Using Callouts (plural) tool, the connector can be relocated regardless of the body of the callout, as well as the other way around. When you move the body of this type of callouts, the end-point of the connector stays at the same place.

There is another Callout (singular) tool on the left side of the Flowchart icon in the Drawing toolbar that makes colour-filled callout shapes. However, when you move this type of callouts, the connector of the callout also moves; so you will have to re-adjust the other end of the connector.

The FAQ for the Draw module How do I draw a contiguous legend? contains more explanations on how to use this tool.