Once you created a visualization you may want to adjust its appearance to make better sense of the data, to fit the overall dashboard design or you company’s brand guide.
To adjust appearance of a visualization, switch to the “Appearance tab” of the gadget editor.
In the left panel there are appearance settings. Some of them are general for all visualization types, like color scheme, footnote, plot area and series customization, i.e. you are able to change names of the series, while some other appearance settings are specific for different visualization types:
- In line, spline, column, and area charts, you can highlight time periods.
- In all types of charts you can swap axes (which is equivalent to switching between series and points in the customize mode) or apply sorting.
- Only in line charts, you can set ranges, while only in donut chart, you can control for thickness.
- In tables, you can highlight or heatmap cells using conditional formatting, or display hierarchy. Hierarchy displaying could be adjusted if there is indicators' hierarchy in the dimensions of the dataset:
The color scheme of the heatmap will be automatically adjusted with appropriate color gradation as you will choose the first color.
- In rankings, you can set base member, display flags, or display ranking as a table.
- In maps, you can adjust ranges, and select what world region to show.
- In treemaps, you can switch between visualization type, and zoom options.
Clicking on the particular cell on the treemap will zoom that cell with near group of indicators:
- In bubble charts, you can use grouping, trend line, and quadrant options. Necessary to note, bubble chart is available to be created only with several indicators to show the dependence between them.
There are two indicators chosen in the graph below - GDP and unemployment rate, bubble chart shows the countries differentiation by the dependence between two indicators.
- In info cards, you may adjust background opacity, and enable arrows indicating direction of change.
- In pictogram charts, you have the ability to change icon, or the amount one icon represents.
See the summary table of which appearance settings are available for each visualization type.