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.
To Format Tableau Dashboard Layout, we use one that we created in our previous article, so please refer to the Dashboard article.
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Format Tableau Dashboard Layout
Once you have created your dashboard (added required Sheets), you can use the layout tab to format those Sheets or Items as per your requirements.
Change the Display Size
By default, Fixed Size is selected by Tableau. Under the Size, you can change the size of a Dashboard as per your requirement. It can help design your dashboard based on the Size. The automatic option will adjust the Items as per the Screen size.
Under the Fixed option, we have multiple options to select. Let me choose the laptop Browser for now.
You can see that our dashboard work area adjusted to the laptop Browser resolution.
Format Tableau Dashboard Layout items
The layout tab is used to format individual Items in a dashboard. To format the dashboard layout, you have to select a particular item. Checkmark Show Title to display the Item or Sheet Title; otherwise, uncheck Show Title
Format Dashboard Item Border
By default, there will be no Borders for any Item in a dashboard. To change the border of any item, select the sheet and change its border.
See the Pie Chart with Red Colored Dotted Lines Border.
Change the Dashboard Item Background Color
By default Background of any Item in a dashboard is None. To change any item’s background, select the sheet and change its background.
See the Bubble chart with Light Sky Blue background.
Format Tableau Dashboard Item Hierarchy
You can see the Item hierarchy here. You can edit, remove, or even delete them from it.
To remove everything from it, 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 Dashboard Item Inner Padding
You can change the Space inside an Item by changing the Inner padding settings. To do so, please select the Sheet and change its padding.
Format Dashboard Item Outer Padding
You can change the Space Outside a Dashboard Item by changing the Outer padding settings. For this, select the Sheet and change its Outer padding.
I think you don’t understand the Change. Let me add Borders to Pie Chart and change the padding. Now, see the space outside the Pie Chart because we changed the Outer padding to 54 on all sides.
Use the Dashboard layout to Floating the Item
By check-marking the Format Tableau dashboard layout Floating property, you can float one item on top of another. 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.