Unexpected Font Size Change During PDF Creation

Published: 19 Dec 2018
Last Modified Date: 21 Jan 2019


When rendering a dashboard to PDF from Tableau Server or Tableau Desktop, the date selection from a filter is large and causes the image to be distorted.


  • Tableau Desktop 2018.1
  • Tableau Server 2018.1.3
  • Windows 7
  • Excel


Follow the steps below:
  1. Open the dashboard in Tableau Desktop.
  2. Right click on the filter that is generating the large text.
  3. Select "Format Filters…"
  4. On the Formatting frame that opens to the left, click the "Font" drop-down list.
  5. Select the size you would like the text to appear as.
  6. Test your output by exporting to PDF and reviewing the results.
  7. Republish the dashboard to Tableau Server with these formatting changes saved, if necessary.
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