How to Change the Height of a Dashboard Object to Lower Than 32 Pixels

Published: 20 Oct 2023
Last Modified Date: 23 Oct 2023


When adding tiled objects on a dashboard, the height can be reduced up to 32 pixels, but not less.

For example, when a tiled Text object is placed on the dashboard, 32 pixels is the minimum height, regardless of the font size. How can we reduce it to less than 32 pixels?

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Option 1

The minimum height of the tiled objects is 32 pixels. However, by placing them in a Vertical Container, the height is changed according to the font size and the Outer Padding setting.
Follow along in the sample packaged workbook found in the Attachments section to change the height of a tiled dashboard object to lower than 32 pixels.

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1. Add a new Dashboard.
2. Add a tiled Vertical Container to the dashboard.
3. Place a Text object in the Vertical Container. Then, the height is changed according the text font size and the Outer Padding setting.

Option 2

If you would like to adjust the height of a dashboard object as you like, add it as a floating object.
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