Changes to Power BI in the January and February 2019 updates
Part two of a seven-part series of blogs

There wasn't an official January update, although there were improvements announced to Power BI Service. This blog lists these, and also new features to wrap titles in visuals, apply rounded corners and change the default way in which visuals interact with each other.

  1. Power BI Updates for January and February 2019
  2. Word wrapping titles in visuals (this blog)
  3. Rounded borders
  4. Improvements to the way visuals interact with each other
  5. Scheduled (time-based) subscriptions for your reports
  6. Miscellaneous updates to Power BI Service
  7. Power BI features waiting in preview, as of February 2019

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop in the last few year or two, see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

Posted by Andy Brown on 15 February 2019

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Word wrapping titles in visuals

I like this feature!  Mainly because it's so easy to explain.  Titles can get quite long:

A long title

Wonder what the end of this title would reveal? Previously you'd have to reduce the font size or widen the visual to find out.

 

So now you can set the Word wrap property:

Word wrap property

Turn this property on to enable word wrapping in a visual's title.

 

The results are pleasing, if predictable!

Word wrapping enabled

Much better! Although it turns out that there wasn't anything exciting at the end of this particular rainbow ...

 

Apparently this was another change written by one of Microsoft's interns over the summer.

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