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Updates made in February 2017 to Power BI Desktop.
Part five 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
  4. Setting a minimum category width for some charts
  5. Controlling the width of lines in line charts (this blog)
  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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Controlling the width of lines in line charts

This is my favourite feature in this update by some way.  You can now make lines in line charts thicker, and also change the join type:

Stroke width

A stroke width of 7 is quite big. Do Microsoft plan these double entendres?


Here's what these settings would look like:

Line chart thickness

A satisfyingly thick line chart (the Join type settings control how the joints between the lines look).


It's actually nearly impossible to see the effect of changing the join type (I had to make my chart big and put my nose to my screen!).

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