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Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization by Shweta Sankhe-Savale

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Using and formatting labels and annotations

Labels and annotations are another important aspect of our visualizations. Even though the science of data visualization suggests that we declutter our views by removing or not adding unnecessary information, there are times when we simply can't get away without showing the labels or annotations.

In the following recipe, we will see how to add labels and annotations and how to format them.

Getting ready

We will continue using our existing My first Tableau Workbook workbook and create a quick bar chart by using the Deadliest Earthquakes (Deadliest earthquakes) data source. Let us get started.

How to do it…

  1. Let us create a new sheet and rename it as Formatting Labels & Annotations.
  2. Next, let us select the

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