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This month sees features allowing you to change the appearance of the icons at the top right of each visual, and also to change the appearance of the wallpaper surrounding a report, but otherwise all of the enhancements are fairly minor.
- New Features for the July 2018 Update of Power BI Desktop
- Visual headers (a new way to display visual titles)
- Wallpaper formatting
- Minor changes to tooltips, the formatting pane and slicers
- Minor chart changes (this blog)
- Changes to custom visuals
- Summary of features still waiting in preview
Posted by Andy Brown on 25 July 2018
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Minor chart changes
The July update of Power BI includes two minor changes to how charts work, as explained below.
Stacked lines in combo charts
For combo charts (and less usefully, line charts) you can create a stacked effect:
The stepped line changes height at the midpoint between two data points.
If you like this feature, enable it with this property:
Turn the Stepped property on or off! Some changes are easier to make than others ...
Turning data labels off for individual combo chart series
Microsoft have fine-tuned a change made last month, so that you can now choose for which series in a combo chart you display data labels:
Here I'm displaying labels for the column series, but not the line series.
Here is how to change this property:
This screenshot shows how I suppressed the data labels for the Average of price series only.
And that's it for chart enhancements for this month!