Add alignment, positioning and sizing controls for Power BI/View report designers
I think this is a must not only for Power BI designers (the online one and the desktop one), but also the Power View designers (both SharePoint and Excel).
We need the ability to be able to align, resize and distribute components in a dashboard/sheet. I mean the controls we normally find with office tools such as:
* Alignment: Align left, right, top, bottom, centre, middle. Distribute horizontally and vertically. Snap to grid, view gridlines, set gridlines, etc.
* Positioning: Being able to see and specify x and y coordinates for objects.
* Sizing: Specify height and width values.
I feel these requirements are long overdue since the initial release of Power View years ago.
Pedro Innecco commented
@Geo There are align and distribute controls available, as well as send back/forward.
Sampath Venkataraman commented
Yes it will bring more control
Why is this marked as completed? It's September 2017, and all I see is Show Gridlines and Snap Objects to Grid as far as any alignment tools are concerned. I just went through my report of 24 tabs and roughly 250 individual elements and aligned and sized everything by hand using X, Y, Height, and Width numbers under General Formatting. It's a good thing my 10-key is still pretty fast.
This says completed but I still don't see a way to align the text...
Yes please add this
Shubham Kumar commented
Please add this.
Would be useful to include tips on how to use said alignment and positioning controls
Judit Bogos commented
I like my charts to be neatly organized and aligned, and so I greatly miss the alignment and and adjustment functionalities of powerpoint. So please keep on ading new functions! Thanks
Must must must have, nothing more to say!
Faiz Vadakkumpadath commented
Why not offer both and provide a toggle switch to control the behaviour?
Abdul Mukhtar commented
It can be even like datazen dashboard which give good layout for the dashboard
for the scatter plot - allow us control the SIZE of the bubble please - lots of data elements getting hidden behind others bc the bubble size cannot be controlled or scaled.
Cameron Blackmon commented
I completely agree. This functionality would be extremely useful. It takes way to long to create a decent looking report.
Plus Lock aspect. After creating report lock all the items. So background does not step to the front when you click on it or the same with shapes.
Also after locking the items you would not see boarders of the chart. It is really annoying to see all the boarders and by mistake move the charts.
Pranay Pingle commented
hopefully, gets implemented by the next release!
Pedro Innecco commented
Funny that I forgot to mention the bring to front/send to back in my feature request (I meant to -- I just forgot) and yet this was the *FIRST* bit that Microsoft added to Power BI in Q4/2015. ;)
Totally agree! Examples provided in PowerBI are perfectly adjusted, aligned. How did you managed to do this? Manually? I don't think so...
Looking forward for such improvment.
Shane Grimes commented
As Sergio mentioned, along with all the above being able to bring shapes/report elements to the front or send to the back would be most useful.
Sergio Moura commented
In addition, it would be great if we could use features as "send to back"/"bring to front" when adding shapes to the reports.
The ability of your end user to bring "data to life", would include the basic functionality to; Alignment, Positioning, Size as described. Seriously, you have people stating they are using POST IT notes as alignment tools. I believe this should be viewed as a "bug" not a enhancement!