You can add and remove visualizations from Tableau worksheets, which might require you to change the size of existing visualizations. In this video, learn how to resize a visualization.
- [Instructor] Tableau is a terrific data visualization tool. And like most programs of its type, it usually looks best when you allow it to take up your full screen and have the visualizations to be as large possible. But we work in a modern workplace, which means that we're often doing more than one thing at a time and we can't devote all of our screen real estate to a single program. If that's the case, you can change the size of a visualization. I'll demonstrate how to do that in this movie. My sample file is 10_03 Resize, and you can find it in the chapter 10 folder of the exercise files collection. My visualization has sales broken down by category and also by year. What I'd like to do is resize it within the program window and there are two ways to do that. The first is to resize the canvas of the visualization itself. To do that you have your mouse pointer over the right edge of the visualization canvas and then drag either to the left or to the right. In this case I will drag to the left and when I release you see that I am obscuring the data that I moved the canvas edge over. So the vis itself didn't resize, instead the canvas, the window that you're looking on to the data with resized. So I'll go ahead and drag that back, so that all of the data is visible. You can also change the size of the visualization within the canvas. To do that put your mouse pointer over the edge of the vis itself, it's a much fainter and thinner gray line. But if you move your mouse pointer in the right place it will change into either a horizontal two-headed arrow or if you go over the bottom, change to a vertical two-headed arrow. So let's say that I want to make this visualization smaller in the vertical axis, so I will click and drag when my mouse pointer is a two-headed vertical arrow. So we'll go there, and I can do the same thing on the horizontal axis. So I will move my mouse pointer over the edge of the vis drag to the left, and you can see there that it is much smaller. If I want to undo those moves I can press Control + Z, and my visualization is back to its original size. Resizing vis is a quick and fairly straightforward process. But it can get you valuable screen real estate or on the alternative make things large enough to see easily.
- Explain where a user would navigate to seek specific help in Tableau.
- Determine the best approach for using Excel in Tableau.
- Interpret how to use the features and functions of Tableau when creating charts.
- Describe how best to manage data in a worksheet or visualization.
- Explain how to create a selection filter for certain values.
- Explain how to manage data for different chart formats.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing Tableau
2. Managing Data Sources and Visualizations
3. Managing Tableau Worksheets and Workbooks
4. Creating Custom Calculations and Fields
5. Analyzing Data
6. Sorting and Filtering Tableau Data
7. Defining Groups and Sets
8. Creating and Pivoting Crosstabs
9. Creating Basic Visualizations
10. Formatting Tableau Visualizations
11. Annotating and Formatting Visualizations
12. Mapping Geographic Data
13. Creating Dashboards and Actions
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