This section consists of all the settings and formatting options that fall under the “Format” pane offered by the Powerviz. It includes settings like number formatting, title, background, and others. If you want to know about advanced settings, read this article.
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Format pane is divided into 2 sections – Visual and General
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Visual settings show and hide the advanced settings' icon. This icon give you access to open formatting options and customize them. Read this article to learn more about advanced settings.
Below are the two images showing the on and off situation.
Use number formatting to format the measure value. This number formatting is very easy to use.
The number formatting provides the following option:
|Decimal Separator||The decimal separator by default is . (1.23). It can be changed to any other symbol.|
|Thousand Separator||The thousand separator by default is , (1,000). It can changed to any other symbol.|
|Decimal Places||Choose the number of decimal places.|
|Scaling Display||Control the scale of value from the list of auto, none, thousands, million, billion, and trillion.|
|Prefix||The prefix comes before the value and can be customized.|
|Suffix||Suffixes come after the value and can be customized.|
|Customized Scaling Label||To modify the scaling format, use the “customized scaling label”. The word |
Disable the Number Formatting option to apply the default Power BI formatting. Recommended in case of
% type value.
Legend helps in detecting the categories by associating them with a color.
These are the options under legend:
|Position||It defines the placement of the legend on the visual. Pick from 12 unique options.|
|Legend Title||Input the name for the title.|
|Formatting||Customize the font color, size, and family.|
General settings contains the Power BI native features that is common in all visual. Read about them in detail here.
The first option in general tab is properties. The Properties option allows to change the size and position of the visuals. You can choose the horizontal and vertical
position on the canvas as well as the visual size's height and width. With that control the gap and layer responsiveness using padding and advanced options.
Add title on your visuals. Title card offers following features.
|Title Text||Enter the custom title.|
|Text Formatting||Font size, color, and family.|
|Advanced Formatting||Bold, italic and underline.|
|Background Color||Change the color.|
|Horizontal Alignment||Left, right and center.|
|Text Wrap||Wrap text into multiple lines.|
In the recent update, you can also add subtitles and a divider. They come with font style and color formatting options.
Moreover, the general settings include settings for tooltips, header icons, alt text, and effects that control the background, border, and shadow. You can turn them on or off to control the selected visual option.