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A summary of the most important changes for Power BI Desktop users in the February 2017 update.
- Power BI Desktop - February Update
- Word wrap within matrix row and column headers
- Changing the font size in chart axes
- Setting a minimum category width for some charts (this blog)
- Controlling the width of lines in line charts
- Showing percentages as quick calculations
You can see a list of all updates going back to November 2016 here.
Posted by Andy Brown on 16 February 2017
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Setting a minimum category width for some charts
For some charts (Microsoft call them Cartesian charts) you can inadvertently truncate some of the category labels:
Here you can't read all the shopping centre type descriptions.
You can now get round this by setting a minimum category width:
Here we've more than doubled the default minimum category width, from 20 to 50.
After doing this you may well need to make your chart bigger:
You'll now need to widen the chart to see all its categories.
Note that if you filter the chart to show fewer categories, Power BI Desktop will automatically adjust the width of the categories for you.