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.
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!
Is this in progress? Report formatting is currently a major pain point for effective story telling. Currently our team is resorting post it notes on the screen to align visualizations. Event a grid option would be extremely helpful.
Authoring reports and not being able to align/resize the visualizations is very very frustrating.
A behavior like PowerPoint would be optimal.
Omar Saka commented
It's been 9 months since the answer from you guys. C'mon guys, it's essential to be able to align charts. Can't play around with this when you show customers live dashboarding/reporting.
A minimum bar on this would be to have boxes around objects so that they can be aligned and then turned off.
Ujjowl Bose commented
May have been said before but highlighting things that I would like to see:
a. Grid & Snap-to-Grid
b. Object and Text Alignment (Right, Left, Justify etc.)
c. Fonts and Sizes for Widget Titles
d. Widget Placement
e. And other generic tools and options to make a dashboard/report visually & aesthetically appealing.
Another vote in favor of this, and for on-screen guides to behave the way they do in PowerPoint to aid positioning, alignment and sizing.