Annotations are little notes that help us to inform and engage the dashboard consumer, and they can make the difference between understanding the dashboard and even rejecting it due to a misunderstanding.
Annotations are useful for all sorts of reasons. For example, you might find them useful for jotting down ideas on the Tableau dashboard as we go along. Annotations can help to add context to your dashboard. For example, if a sales figure is an aberration in some way, then we can add an annotation to explain why this result has been found.
For the exercises in this chapter, we will continue to use the
Chapter Four workbook. In this recipe, we will look at creating and formatting annotations. We will use the