Unable to Add Horizontal and Vertical Lines to Dashboards

Published: 31 Dec 2013
Last Modified Date: 13 Jun 2016


Unable to add horizontal and vertical lines to dashboards in order to separate views.


Tableau Desktop


Option 1

  1. Add to the dashboard an image object that contains an image of a line. For more information, see Adding Dashboard Objects.

Option 2

  1. Add Horizontal and Vertical layout containers to the dashboard.
  2. Drag worksheets to the layout containers.
  3. Format the layout container borders.
(This one is hard to implement - doesn't the boarder just create a rectangle, not a line? Needs more info.)

Option 3

  1. Create a text box
  2. Create an underline as so: ___________________
  3.  Place the text object on the Dashboard



The ability to insert vertical and horizontal lines as their own elements into a dashboard is not currently available in Tableau Desktop.

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: New Drawing Objects for Dashboards.
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