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Learning Tableau

By : Joshua N. Milligan
Book Image

Learning Tableau

By: Joshua N. Milligan

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Learning Tableau
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Adding Value to Analysis – Trends, Distributions, and Forecasting

Chapter 6. Formatting a Visualization to Look Great and Work Well

Formatting is about more than just making data visualization look good. Presentation can make a huge difference in the way it is received and understood. As you move beyond making great discoveries and performing great analysis, you'll want to consider how you will present the story of the data.

Tableau's formatting options give you quite a bit of flexibility. Fonts, titles, captions, colors, row and column banding, labels, shading, annotations, and much more can all be customized to make your visualizations tell a story well.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Formatting considerations

  • How formatting works in Tableau

  • Adding value to visualizations