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This is a bigger update than usual, with the highlight undoubtedly being the official roll-out of the much-trailed new table and matrix visuals.
- Updates to Power BI Desktop - July 2017
- New table and matrix visuals
- Renaming fields - at last!
- Incorporating custom visuals within Power BI Desktop
- Relative date slicers and filters
- Responsive visuals which adapt to your screen size (this blog)
- Breakdown option in waterfall charts
Posted by Andy Brown on 13 July 2017
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Responsive visuals which adapt to your screen size
I understand exactly what this should do; I just can't get it to work! See if you can do better.
Reports should look good on anything from your mobile phone to your chief executive's 19" desktop screen. To ensure this happens, Microsoft have introduced responsive visuals:
As you change the size of your screen, visuals should show different titles and captions.
The above diagram is taken from the Microsoft webpage explaining about responsive visuals.
How to implement responsive visuals
This feature is in preview mode, but unusually you can turn it on from within the formatting toolbar. Select the visual, then change this property:
Switch responsive visuals on using this property.
Note that this isn't available for all visuals, although the list is pretty comprehensive.
I must be doing something wrong, as all that happens when I change the size of my chart is that it gets bigger or smaller!
|Smaller ...||... and larger|
I even tried publishing the visuals and viewing them in phone mode, but still can't get the feature to work as intended. If anyone can tell me what I'm doing wrong, I'd be grateful!