Add a Text Widget to a Dashboard
Use the Dashboard Editor to add a Text Widget to a Dashboard.
Good to know:
- A Text Widget is highly configurable. Add one or many to a Dashboard, then define the text, and how the text looks and behaves on the Dashboard (ex: Size, color, background style and gloss, border style, image, alignment, anchoring, layering, and visibility).
- By default, Text Widget text, color, and border style properties come from the defined Dashboard Theme.
- Text and colors can be conditional (Expression-driven). For example, use an Expression to display the current date and time.
- A Text Widget is technically a simple Gauge Widget.
- See Dashboard Editor Behaviors for tips on working with Widgets on Dashboards.
To add a Text Widget to a Dashboard
- Open a Dashboard in the Dashboard Editor
- Drag-and-drop the Text Widget from the Shapes, Etc. tree onto the Dashboard.
- Define the text to display in the Widget:
- In the Label text box on the Dashboard Editor toolbar, provide the text to display.
- (Optional) Change the font, font size, font style, font alignment, and text wrap, if needed.
- Define how the Text Widget looks and behaves on the Dashboard (ex: Size, alignment, etc.).
Continue making changes, or select OK to save and close the editor.