In this article, we will show you, How to Format Tableau Dashboard Layout with an example. For this, we are going to use the below-shown dashboard. This is the dashboard that we created in our previous article. So, please refer Tableau Dashboard article to under the same.
Format Tableau Dashboard Layout
Once you created your dashboard (added required Sheets), you can use the layout tab to format those Sheets or Items as per your requirements
Display Size of a Tableau Dashboard
By default Fixed Size is selected by the Tableau. Under the Size, you can change the size of a Dashboard as per your requirement. This can be helpful to design your dashboard based on the Size. Automatic option will adjust the Dashboard Items as per the Screen size
Under the Fixed option, we have multiple options to select. Let me select the laptop Browser for now.
You can see our dashboard work area is adjusted to the laptop Browser resolution.
Format Layout of a Tableau Dashboard Items
Layout tab is used to format individual Items in a dashboard. In order to format them, you have to select an individual item. Checkmark Show Title to display the Item or Sheet Title otherwise, uncheck Show Title
Format Tableau Dashboard Item Border
By default, there will be no Borders for any Item in a dashboard. In order to change the border of any item, Please select the sheet and change the border as per your requirement.
From the below screenshot you can see the Pie Chart with Red Colored Dotted Lines Border.
Format Tableau Dashboard Item Background
By default Background of any Item in a dashboard is None. In order to change the background of any item, Please select the sheet and change the background as per your requirement.
From the below screenshot you can see the Bubble chart with Light Sky Blue background.
Tableau Dashboard Item Hierarchy
You can see the dashboard Item hierarchy here. You can edit, remove, or even delete them from the dashboard.
To remove everything from the dashboard, right-click on the Tiled and select Remove Container.
This will ask you to delete the Container and the Items (Sheets or Charts) that are present inside the Container.
Format Tableau Dashboard Item Inner Padding
You can change the Space inside an Item by changing the Inner padding settings. In order to do so, please select the Sheet and change the padding.
Format Tableau Dashboard Item Outer Padding
You can change the Space Outside a Dashboard Item by changing the Outer padding settings. In order to do so, please select the Sheet and change the Outer padding.
I think you don’t understand the Change. Let me add Borders to Pie Chart and change the padding. From the below screenshot you can see an empty space outside the Pie Chart. This is because we changed the Outer padding to 54 on all sides.
Format Tableau Dashboard layout – Floating
By check marking the Floating property, you can float one item on top of another. From the below screenshot you can see we used this property on Pie Chart.
Either you can use Position (x, y) or Size (w, h) to adjust the position and size or use your mouse.
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