Adding borders on dashboards is easy but what if you want to add divider lines to section your content up? Find out how to do this in seconds with this quick tip!
Adding a line to a dashboard should be easy, right? It's not immediately obvious how to do this in Tableau as there's no line object available but it's actually really simple, all you need to do is add a Blank object with a height of 1px (or width depending on whether you want a horizontal or vertical line, feel free to edit the height/width to make the line thicker too) and there you go!
Here's a quick video to show it in action:
And that's it, a dividing line on your dashboard wherever you need it!
Dividing lines are best used to section up your content but use them sparingly and ask yourself does it really need to be there? We often use them to separate the title or navigation area from the main dashboard content to help users scan the dashboard better, be mindful of the colour you use too as a subtle light colour is often all that's needed and don't be afraid to use the transparency option to adjust the visibility of the line too!