Tableau confessions: you can move labels? Wow!


I was just on a call with Zen Masters Steve Wexler, Jeff Shaffer and Robert Rouse. We were talking about formatting labels, and Robert was saying “Well, of course, you can just drag the labels around.”

“Wait. What?” I said.

“Click on the label and drag it,” said Robert.

“Wait. What?”

And thus I discovered a cool new trick. How many one-off charts have I struggled with because Tableau didn’t quite put the label where I expected it? (Answer: hundreds, at least). This trick is going to make MakeoverMonday much easier!

All you do is turn labels on, and to move a label, click on it once, then drag it.

EIGHT years I’ve been doing this Tableau thing, and there’s still new tricks to learn!