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jcarville Established Member
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The ability to wrap text in visual titles

I find it frustrating that you cannot wrap the text in titles for visuals. I have created an idea located here to try and get some traction on this issue: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/15815914-ability-to-wrap-text-in-...

 

Please see the example below of what it could look like as it looks much cleaner, has anyone else thought about this?

 

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jcarville Established Member
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Re: The ability to wrap text in visual titles

This feature has been released as of the February 2019 desktop update: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-february-2019-feature-summary/

Thanks to all who voted for the idea and for the PBI team for implementing this.

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mikes2nd Regular Visitor
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Re: The ability to wrap text in visual titles

Not a horrible idea but when does it end?  one line? two lines? 20 lines?  That is a resizable graphics box, its not a word plugin.

 

You are introducing the dreaded text bleed over issue... Resizing a ton of text in headers and footers is ridiculous and then when you print its always off.  All report writers dreaded this issue.

 

Think about mobile also. 

 

In your example I would simplify the wording.  "Percentage of items sold this month"

 

They don't need the words "What", "We" and "Have" do they?

 

Titles should be concise and to the point, no fluff.  Best practice...

 

Now I can see where you might have a full description that would require two lines but you already have the ability to control the

size and fonts/colors on the header.  But your avg report shouldnt need lines upon lines of text.

jcarville Established Member
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Re: The ability to wrap text in visual titles

There would obviously need to be a limit of sorts, I'm not sure what that would be.

Our clients decide on the titles, so they cannot be condensed further, hence the issue.

It's always interesting to get other peoples take on issues.

mikes2nd Regular Visitor
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Re: The ability to wrap text in visual titles

oh hah ouch the client...  that is no fun but explain to them they should be concise and/or make the report bigger.

 

 

 

jcarville Established Member
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Re: The ability to wrap text in visual titles

Our reports are already quite big and expanding over multiple tabs is not an option they want.

Thanks for your thoughts/suggestions anyways though.

JeffCB Frequent Visitor
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Re: The ability to wrap text in visual titles

Are you seriously saying a feature should not be possible because a client may make a title too big so rather just cut it off and never allow it? While we're at it, let not allow new users onto computers as they might crash them.

 

A bit of an extreme example but that is the worst reason for not allowing something in my mind. What's wrong with giving a Word Wrap option in the settings: Yes or No. I'm sitting now with a card and want a title of "Next Review Date" but it gives "Next Review ..."? The worst thing here is there actually is already a Word Wrap option but it does nothing so I've been looking for how to solve this.

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Of course with the need for word wrap I couldn't leave this thread without commenting so excuse the rant-ish post Smiley Happy

JeffCB Frequent Visitor
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Re: The ability to wrap text in visual titles

Are you seriously saying a feature should not be possible because a client may make a title too big so rather just cut it off and never allow it? While we're at it, let's not allow new users onto computers as they might crash them...

 

A bit of an extreme example but that is the worst reason for not allowing something in my mind. What's wrong with giving a Word Wrap option in the settings: Yes or No. I'm sitting now with a card and want a title of "Next Review Date" but it gives "Next Review ..."? The worst thing here is there actually is already a Word Wrap option but it does nothing so I've been looking for how to solve this.

Screenshot from 2017-01-20 07_13_51.png
(Look at all the unused white space...)

 

Of course with the need for word wrap I couldn't leave this thread without commenting so excuse the rant-ish post Smiley Happy

SabineOussi Established Member
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Re: The ability to wrap text in visual titles

This should be solved now with February update!

jcarville Established Member
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Re: The ability to wrap text in visual titles

I think it is only for Matrix column headers where text wrap has been implemented.

SabineOussi Established Member
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Re: The ability to wrap text in visual titles

Check this
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-february-feature-summary/#fontSize

 

Changing the font size might temporarily solve your problem.

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