Changing a snapshot’s appearance

One way to make insights stand out and help you getting your message through in a clear way is the possibility to hide, or show, certain parts of a snapshot.

Changing snapshot properties

The following list summarizes the editable properties:

  • Titles (main title, subtitle and footnote)
  • Grid line spacing
  • Labels (data point labels, leaf labels, dimension labels)
  • Legend
  • X-axis with title and labels
  • Y-axis with title and labels

Do the following:

  1. In storytelling view,click the snapshot you want to edit.
  2. Click @.

    A dialog where you can change the snapshot's appearance is opened.

  3. For Show titles click either On or Off to show or hide main title, subtitle and footnote.

  4. For Grid line spacing you can set the spacing of the grid lines to Auto or Custom and select one of the options No lines, Wide, Medium or Narrow from the drop-down list.
  5. For Value labels click either Auto or Off.
  6. For Show legend click either Auto or Off.
  7. For x-axis and y-axis Labels and title, select one of the options Labels and title, Labels only, Title only or None from the drop-down list.

  8. Click Done.

The snapshot’s appearance has changed.

Tip: If you select auto and the property is not shown, you need to increase the size of the snapshot.
A snapshot dialog with grid lines and only the x-axis and the data labels visible.

Snapshot dialog.

Changing the aspect ratio when resizing a snapshot

When you resize a snapshot you can choose to unlock the aspect ratio to enable free resize. Then the resize causes the visualization to use progressive disclosure.

Note: Progressive disclosure means the following: If the size of a visualization (or a unlocked snapshot) is increased, its information is disclosed progressively. If the size of a visualization (or a unlocked snapshot) is decreased, its information is reduced, which allows you to focus on the essential information and avoid cluttering the visualization with too much information in too little space.

 

Do the following:

  1. In storytelling view, click the snapshot you want to resize.
  2. Click [ to unlock the aspect ratio for free resize.

    \ is displayed.

  3. Use the handles on the edges to resize the visualization.

    The resize causes the visualization to use progressive disclosure.

  4. Click \ to lock the aspect ratio.

You now have changed the aspect ratio in the snapshot and resized the visualization.

Note: If f you resize the visualization when [ is displayed, the image is resized without progressive disclosure.

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