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Updates made in February 2017 to Power BI Desktop.
Part two 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 (this blog)
  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
  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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Word wrap within matrix row and column headers

Last month we got word wrap within table headers, and we're promised word wrap for table and matrix values soon.  For now, matrix problems like this should be history:

Column headers

The row titles aren't wrapping, so you can't see all the words.


That's because you can now tell Power BI Desktop to word wrap row headers:

Word wrap option

You can turn word wrap on for row headers - but not for column headers.


And here I must be honest and admit that I couldn't get this to work, and in any case find it hard to work up any interest in such a minor feature.  It would have been better if Microsoft had enabled word wrap throughout tables and matrices in one go, rather than drip-feeding tiny improvements!

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