How to Format Power BI Ribbon Chart with an example? Formatting the Ribbon Chart includes changing the Ribbon Colors, Ribbon Chart Title text, Title position, etc.
To demonstrate the Power BI formatting options, we will use the Ribbon Chart we created earlier. Please refer Ribbon Chart article to understand the steps involved in creating a Power BI Ribbon chart.
How to Format Power BI Ribbon Chart
Please click on the Format button to see the list of formatting options that are available for this ribbon Chart.
Format Ribbon Chart General Settings
Use this General Section to Change the X, Y position, Width, and height of a Ribbon Chart
Format Power BI Ribbon Chart Legend
To display or enable the Legend, Please select the Legend region and toggle the option from Off to On.
As you can see from the screenshot below, we changed the Legend Title as Product Color and Legend Position as Top Center. We also changed the Color to Brown, Font family to Candara, and text size to 17.
Format X-Axis of a Ribbon Chart in Power BI
The following are the options available for you to format the Ribbon Chart Horizontal axis or X-Axis. As you can see from the below screenshot, we change the Color to Brown, the Font style to Candara, and Text Size to 20.
By default, Ribbon chart X-Axis title set to Off, but you can enable it by toggling Title to On. Let me change the Title Color to Green, Font style to Cambria, and Text Size to 30.
Format Ribbon Chart Data Colors
By default, the Ribbon chart will pick default colors for all the ribbons. But, you can change them as per your requirements.
Let me change a few ribbon colors to show you the difference.
Format Data Labels of a Ribbon Chart in Power BI
Ribbon Chart Data Labels display the Metric Value (Sales Amount at each group) within a bar. As you can see from the screenshot below, we enabled data labels for this ribbon chart and changed the color to white.
Format Ribbon Chart Plot Area
Using this Plot Area property, you can add custom Images as the Background of the Ribbon Chart. For the demonstration purpose, we added one image as the Plot Area Background.
Format Power BI Ribbon Chart Ribbons
The following are the list of options that are available for you to format the Ribbons.
From the screenshot below, you can see, we changed the spacing property to 10 (space between each ribbon) and Transparency to 52% (ribbon space between bars or in-between countries).
Power BI Ribbon Chart Title
Use this section to format the Ribbon Chart title as per your requirements.
As you can see from the screenshot below, we change the Title Text to Sale Amount by Country and Color. Next, we changed the Font Color to Green, Font Family to Candara, Font Size to 27, and Title Alignment to center. If you want, you can add the background color to the title as well.
Format Ribbon Chart in Power BI Background Color and Border
You can add the Background color to a Ribbon Chart by toggling the Background option to On. For the Ribbon Chart demonstration purpose, we added a light yellow color with 38% transparency.
Similarly, you can add Borders to a Ribbon Chart by toggling the Border option from Off to On.