Text Gets Cut Off in a Dashboard Text Object

Published: 24 Jul 2013
Last Modified Date: 18 Dec 2017


When you add a large block of text to a dashboard text object, no scroll bar appears, and the text might be cut-off.


Tableau Desktop


Use the following workaround.
  • Use a web page object to link to a file that contains the text. For more information, see Adding Dashboard Objects in Tableau Help.
Note: Use the UNC path to connect to the file. For more information, see UNC on MSDN.


The ability to have a scroll bar on a dashboard text object is not currently built into the product.

Additional Information

To voice your support for the inclusion of this feature in a future product release, add your vote to the following Community Idea: Text Object Scrollable on Dashboard
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