This section contains more information on the set of options, available for each widget, at time of configuration, via the "Preferences" button, which looks like this:
Essentially, it contains a set of additional customization options, which we will look into in the next few sections.
In its standard, expanded state, the Preferences section looks like this:
This varies from one vitalization type to another, but allows further customizations, such as font size and colour for the headers in a table, or the title for the legend in the chart.
Since this depends on the exact type of widget being configured, we will look into the possible visualisations types and correlated settings below.
Label and Table Preferences
The label and table are similar and like this:
Label Preferences allow the following customizations
- Reorder Labels or Columns - allows one to change the order in which the labels or columns are rendered on the page. This is applicable to a set of more than one label, or a table with more than one column. This is done by simply clicking on the column/label that needs to be reordered and simply dragging it to its new location, as shown below:
- Change Label or Column text - allows one to change the text for the field to which a value is shown in the label or table column. This is suitable for cases when the system name is not the best match, or you want to add some extra information. To change the text, simply select the text and enter the new value:
- Undo Text Changes - to cancel the text change entered for a label or columns - simply click on the active revert icon, to the right of the element. This will undo the change.
- Change Font Size and Color for Label Title and Column Header - this is easily achieved by manipulating the font size drop-down and the color picker, as shown below for the labels set:
The settings for the table look similar:
In essence, the Appearance section allows one to set the Font size and Color for both the label title and the label value.
For the Table counterpart, the Appearance section allows one to set the Font Size and Color for the Table Header and the rows rendered below it.
This is useful for cases when you have specific dashboard appearance requirements and want to adjust the appearance to allow it to fit even better.
Chart preferences serve the same purpose as the Preferences sections for Labels and Table widgets - to set custom text and related visual settings like font size and color.
The properties and elements that can be customized are listed below.
Legend Title - this is the title for the legend element, which hosts the individual series elements and their names. This options allows you to enter a different Legend title
X Axis Title - this is the title, used for the X axis of the chart, which can be modified with a custom string
Y Axis Title - this is the title, used along the Y Axis for the chart, which can also be a custom string
Undo Text Changes - to cancel the text change entered for any of the three elements above - simply click on the active revert icon, to the right of the element. This will undo the change.
Appearance - in this section one can change two aspects of a number of elements - the Font Size and the Color of the text. These elements are:
Legend Title - you can change the font size and text color of the title of the legend element
Legend elements - these are the individual elements within the chart legend
X Axis Title - this is the title of the values along the X Axis (horizontal)
X Axis Lables - these are settings for the labels, rendered along the X Axis
Y Axis Title - this is the title, rendered along the Y Axis of the chart (vertical)
Y Axis Labels - these are the settings for the labels along the Y Axis