Chart Display Editor
Chart displays are easy to make, and they start out with sensible defaults for colors, styles, and such.
That said, you can use the Chart Editor to add a huge variety of features, details, and nuance as you see fit.
|The Name section is the top few lines of the display editor panel.||
The middle part of the editor panel holds tabs with content and formatting options.
Tab: Chart Styles
|Chart Title||Sets the title at the top of the chart.|
|Chart Type||The settings on the panel adapt according to the chart type selected.|
|Line, Bar, Stick, Stacked Bar||These types are all longitudinal over time and may be mixed and matched at the series level.|
|Scatter Plot||Observations paired in time, plotted as X versus Y.|
|Bubble Chart||Observations grouped in time, show as X versus Y with Area.|
|Pie Chart||Cross-section of observations at one point in time.|
|Categorical Bar Chart||Cross-section of observations at one point in time.|
|Legend and Labels||Controls row/column layout of legends||Particularly useful in charts with many series.|
|Time Frame||Options to show all or a limited portion of the available observations.||Time frame may be fixed or data-driven at either end.|
|Sorting||Order of appearance in legend; alphabetical or numerically ranked.|
|Use Shading||Applies a shading effect to solid color areas, like pie chart segments.|
|Grids||Style settings for grids||Color options for grids are set below in the Preview section.|
|Epochal Overlay||Colors chart background to show US political eras over time.||Politics can be fun!|
|Table at Bottom||Adds a tabular view of the chart data.||This option is only available for single-series charts.|
Tab: Series Settings
The available options vary depending on the chart style selected in the
Use this tab to select a particular series in the Chart and customize its appearance.
Options may include:
- Line Style
- Axis placement
In addition to the customizations, there are buttons to:
- Remove the selected series from the chart
- Add other series to the chart. Any series that are currently check-marked in the workbench are inserted.
- Add calculated series to the chart.
Use the New Calculated Series feature for simple overlays like Moving Averages and Percent Changes - easier than a formal calculation if you just need a quick chart enhancement.
Tab: Responsive Design
dataZoa Displays support Responsive Design. Read about the Responsive Design tab here.
Display footers can have automatic attributions, citations, and more. Read about the footer tab here.
As you edit your display, your changes are reflected immediately in the Preview Section. Read about the preview section here.