Adjust the Visualize Canvas Layout and Properties

You can use the Visualize canvas' options to perform many different tasks. For example, copy and paste a visualization or the whole canvas, copy a visualization's data, or adjust the canvas' properties.

Note the following options.

Option Location Description
Canvas Properties Right-click a canvas tab Change the name, layout, width, and height of the canvas in the Canvas Properties dialog.

Use the Synchronize Visualizations setting to specify how the visualizations on your canvas interact.

Canvas Layout Right-click a canvas tab Select Canvas Properties, Layout, and one of the following:
  • Freeform – If you select Freeform, you can perform the following functions:

    • Select All Visualizations selects all the visualizations on a canvas for you to copy.

    • Order Visualization and options: Bring to Front, Bring Forward, Send Backward, or Send to Back moves a visualization on a canvas with multiple visualizations.

    • Rearrange a visualization on the canvas using drag and drop to a space between visualizations where you want to place it. The target drop area is displayed with a blue outline.

    • Resize a visualization by dragging its edges to the appropriate dimensions.

  • Auto Fit – Auto-arrange or correctly align the visualizations on a canvas with multiple visualizations.

    Resize a visualization by dragging its edges to the appropriate dimensions:

    • Resize one visualization by using Ctrl and dragging a visualization edge to an appropriate dimension. Other visualizations resize to fit the remaining space.
    • Resize all visualizations to the same size by dragging a visualization edge to an appropriate dimension.
Use Height, and Width settings in conjunction with Layout settings to specify the layout size of visualizations in a canvas:
  • Screen - Layout fits in the available screen space.

    This option is removed when you select Freeform.

  • Grow - Layout automatically grows in height or width to accommodate a visualization at its optimal size.

    For example, if you add multiple visualizations, or rows of visualizations to a canvas, the layout grows so that the added visualizations display at their optimum size.

  • Fixed - Layout uses the specified size.
Add Canvas Canvas tabs bar Add a new canvas to the project.

You can drag a canvas to a different position on the canvas tabs bar.

Rename Right-click a canvas tab Rename a selected canvas.
Duplicate Canvas Right-click a canvas tab Add a copy of a selected canvas to the project’s row of canvas tabs.
Copy Canvas Right-click a canvas tab Copies the whole canvas. You can use the Paste Canvas option to paste the canvas to the current project or to another project.
Clear Canvas Right-click a canvas tab Remove all the visualizations on the canvas.
Delete Canvas Right-click a canvas tab Delete a specific canvas of a project.
Duplicate Visualization Visualization Menu, Edit or right-click a visualization Add a copy of a selected visualization to the canvas.
Copy Visualization Visualization Menu, Edit or right-click a visualization Copy a visualization on the canvas.
Paste Visualization Visualization Menu, Edit, or right-click a visualization or blank canvas Paste a copied visualization into the current canvas, another canvas, or another project.
Copy All Data Visualization Menu, Edit Copy all of the visualization's data to the clipboard. You can then paste it to another application, like Word or Excel.

Optionally, you can copy specific data in the visualization. Highlight the data you want to copy, right-click, and select Copy Data.

Delete Visualization Visualization Menu or right-click a visualization Delete a visualization from the canvas.
Brushing Right-corner of canvas tabs bar Turn on to keep multiple charts in sync when you make changes.
Toggle Grammar Panel Right-corner of canvas tabs bar Turn on to display the options for the currently displayed visualization, such as columns, rows, and colors.
Toggle Data Panel Right-corner of canvas tabs bar Turn on to display the left-hand panel to add data, visualizations, or analytics.