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The most important changes included in the June 2017 Power BI Desktop update
Part eight of a nine-part series of blogs

This update includes lots of nice features, such as line markers and the ability to change font typefaces, as well as many more changes!

  1. Changes for the June 2017 update for Power BI Desktop
  2. Data Bars in the Preview Table and Matrix Visualisations
  3. Chart Line Markers and Line Effects
  4. Making reports accessible to people with disabilities
  5. Changes to maps
  6. Improvements to the Column by Example feature
  7. Horizontal slicers can now contain images
  8. Font family support for visuals (this blog)
  9. Changes for combination charts

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 26 June 2017

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Font family support for visuals

You can now change the font family for many parts of a visualisation.  For example, here's how you change the font family for the X axis of a chart to Comic Sans (everyone's favourite):

The font family property

Changing the font family of a chart's X axis title.


Charts with Comic Sans titles look oh-so-professional!

Titles in different font

What I can't work out how to do is to change the font family for a visualisation's title ...

Here's what Microsoft have to say about this feature:

Future for font families

It looks like the font family property will soon apply to any visualisation or section thereof.

So you can now spend ages in long meetings discussing which corporate font you should use for your dashboards!

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