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Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8: The Original Guide for the Accidental Analyst by Eileen McDaniel, PhD, Stephen McDaniel

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CHAPTER 6

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Take Over with Tableau—View Structure, Marks Card, Summaries, Formatting, and Titles

Chapter Highlights

  • Customize views using the Columns, Rows, Pages, and Filters shelves
  • Enhance your visual appeal with the Marks card
  • The Summary card—handy description of your data
  • Headers and axes
  • Titles, captions, field labels, legends
  • Format values in your views

This chapter reviews many of the capabilities of Tableau that take you beyond the powerful Show Me defaults and empower you to customize and even build your own views from scratch.

This chapter uses the Sample—Coffee Chain (Access) dataset. Throughout the chapter, you will be prompted to ...

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