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Increasing the Clarity of Pie Chart Labels


Published: 11 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 04 Sep 2015

Question

How to increase the clarity of pie chart labels.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

Option 1: Increase the size of the pie charts.

  1. Click the size button on the Marks card.
  2. Move the slider to the right until the labels become clear. 

Option 2:  Decrease the opacity of the pie charts.

  1. Select the color button on the Marks card. 
  2. Move the slider to the left until the labels become clear. 

Option 3: Manually drag the labels off of the pie charts.

  1. Select the Mark (slice of the pie) for the label that will be moved. 
  2. Click and hold the text label for mark. 
  3. Drag the label to desired location. 
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