We all used spreadsheets once in our lives. Most of us use them still. Sure, they are very efficient and right to the point. But aren't they boring? A little colour and a touch of art might create wonders. And by wonders, we mean easier to read and appealing dashboards!
Themes are a set of predefined color and style combinations you can apply to your reports. Applying a theme updates the style settings of your charts, tables, background color, and text, helping to ensure your reports are visually attractive and stylistically coherent.
All new reports start with a default theme. The colors and style settings of this theme are designed to be both attractive and accessible to viewers with color blindness.
How to apply a new theme
- Edit the report.
- Open the Theme and Layout panel:
- The Theme and Layout panel appears on the right whenever no components are selected.
- You can also click Theme and layout in the toolbar.
- In the THEME tab, click the theme you want to apply.
How to create a custom theme
Create a custom theme by changing the current theme settings.
- Edit the report.
- Open the Theme and Layout panel.
- At the top of the panel, click Customize.
- Use the settings in the Edit theme panel to customize the theme.
Report background: sets a default page background colour for all pages in the report.
Text style: sets default font colour and font family for text in the report, including text boxes, data labels, legend labels, control labels.
Component background and border: set the default background colour, border colour, border thickness, border shape, background opacity, and borderline style.
Border shadow: sets the default appearance of the border shadow on all components.
Accent styles: Set default font colour and font family for text accents, including table headers, filter control and date range control headers, and control "apply" buttons.
Textbox styles: Set default background colour, font colour and font family, and border visibility for textboxes.
Chart palette: customizes the colours used by charts that colour by series.
Chart styling default: sets the initial data colouring method used.
Manage dimension values: colours lets you edit the colours associated with your dimension data.
Text contrast: sets the default behaviour of the automatic contrast algorithm.
Component grid style: sets the colour of the chart and table grids.
Positive and negative change colours: set the appearance of the arrows and change metrics for charts that compare to previous periods.
Chart header: controls the behaviour and colour of the component header that provides options such as export, drill-down, sort, and reset action.
💡 Custom themes aren't shared across reports. To reuse a custom theme in another report, make a copy of the report with the custom theme.