Font in a Workbook Published on Tableau Server is Significantly Smaller Than in Tableau Desktop

Published: 11 Sep 2015
Last Modified Date: 29 Jan 2020


The font used in workbooks published on Tableau Server does not match the size of the font when the same workbook is opened in Tableau Desktop. Additionnally, the settings of the browser are set to default and the page size is at 100%.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server
  • Windows


Windows 10

  1. From the Windows Start menu, search for Display.
  2. Ensure the size is set to "100%".

Windows 7

  1. In Windows, open the Control Panel menu.
  2. Click Display.
  3. Change the size to "100%".


The Display settings will make the text in applications running in Windows, including Tableau Desktop, appear larger than the actual size. The default browser font will reflect the font size in Windows when the Display is set to 100%.
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