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vickyd Member
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What's the best font for financial dashboards?

Just curious what everyone thinks is the best font to use for dashboards, especially financial dashboards with a lot of numbers. 

 

We currently use the the default Segoe UI and all our reports are set to "Fit to Page" and it doesn't really look very crisp and clean especially in a table with a lot of numbers. 

 

Interested in knowing any best practices around this.  

 

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jcarville Established Member
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Re: What's the best font for financial dashboards?

I find that the colour of font can have an impact also. The default black is #000000 but I find a lighter shade such as #333333 to be more visually appealing.

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Re: What's the best font for financial dashboards?

@vickyd I was reading about best practices this morning and hope attached pdf will help.

 

 






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Re: What's the best font for financial dashboards?


@parry2k wrote:

@vickydI was reading about best practices this morning and hope attached pdf will help.

 

 


Thanks. So I guess it's either Arial or Calibri per the guide. Will give it a try and see. 

One reason I had avoided the other fonts was because of the lack of a bold version for all other fonts except Segoe UI in Power BI but I might be able to manage without that. 

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Re: What's the best font for financial dashboards?

@vickyd sounds good. keep me posted what you decided to do? Always curious to learn from others on how they do stuff. Good luck!






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jcarville Established Member
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Re: What's the best font for financial dashboards?

I find that the colour of font can have an impact also. The default black is #000000 but I find a lighter shade such as #333333 to be more visually appealing.

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Re: What's the best font for financial dashboards?


@jcarville wrote:

I find that the colour of font can have an impact also. The default black is #000000 but I find a lighter shade such as #333333 to be more visually appealing.


Yup. Completely agree. 

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