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Updates made in February 2017 to Power BI Desktop.
Part three of a six-part series of blogs

A summary of the most important changes for Power BI Desktop users in the February 2017 update.

  1. Power BI Desktop - February Update
  2. Word wrap within matrix row and column headers
  3. Changing the font size in chart axes (this blog)
  4. Setting a minimum category width for some charts
  5. Controlling the width of lines in line charts
  6. Showing percentages as quick calculations

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 16 February 2017

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Changing the font size in chart axes

You can now change the font size for axes, as this horrible chart shows!

Axis fonts

Just because you can make axis titles this big, doesn't mean you should ...

Here's the slider for the X axis title size:

X axis title text size

The Y axis title text size slider is very similar!


Apparently this is "one of the most asked for formatting features".  I think I'd have chosen the ability to change the title text before this!

One interesting feature of this change is that the Y axis title font size seems to apply to the scale as well as to the title, as the example at the top of this page shows.

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