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Text Gets Cut Off in a Dashboard Text Object


Published: 24 Jul 2013
Last Modified Date: 08 Dec 2016

Issue

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

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

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.

Cause

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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