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Power BI Desktop - January 2017 update
Part two of a five-part series of blogs

A summary of the (small) changes in Microsoft's January 2017 Power BI Desktop update.

  1. Power BI Desktop - January 2017 update
  2. Word Wrap in Column Headings (this blog)
  3. Conditional Formatting of Blank Values in a Matrix or Table
  4. Summarising to show earliest/latest dates, or first/last text
  5. Creating Phone Optimised Reports

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop since November 2016 see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 February 2017

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Word Wrap in Column Headings

OK, this change isn't going to alter your life!  Suppose you have a table like this:

Widening column

You want to make the first column narrower.


Here's what happens by default:

Losing column header

You gradually lose the column header as you make the column narrower.  The solution used to be to use shorter headings!


You can now set the Word wrap property for column headings:

Word wrap property

Turn this property on to wrap column headings, where they don't fit into the available space.



Wrapped headings

Power BI Desktop will now insert breaks where there's a space or hyphen, if the column header doesn't fit onto a single row.


Apparently the ability to wrap text in data rows is coming very soon ...

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