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Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang

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Chapter 5.  Formatting

In the previous chapter, we talked about how to use sort/filter to make your view more intuitive for the users to see and limit the data in the view based on your analytics needs. Now we will talk about how to format your visualization.

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Tooltip
  • Formatting individual measure
  • Date formatting
  • Reference line
  • Sheet selection
  • Dashboard actions
  • Custom color platter

Tooltip

In this section, we will discuss different ways to format a tooltip to tell amazing stories.

Custom logo in a tooltip

It is very cool to get some pictures into a tooltip to convey more compelling information. In this trick, we will learn how to add unicode icons to a tooltip.

The following table is the sales percent change year ...

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