Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Adjust Layout

I discovered another nice feature in the WebI charting engine. I don’t know how to name it yet. It’s stuffed away behind the Adjust Layout checkbox. Which is available for the Title, Legend and both Axis areas.
When the Adjust Layout checkbox is checked two new settings appear: Layout Width and Layout Height.



I think I start with an example right away. Take a look at this beautiful chart.


Now when I change the Layout Height Proportionality of the category axis to Fixed; 4 centimetres, the chart looks like this:




The category axis now is 4 centimetres in height. When I change it to 7 centimetres, the chart looks like this:



When I change the Layout Height Proportionality to proportional; 0,5, the chart looks like this:
  


The category axis height is now 50 % of the total chart height. Which becomes very clear when I change the chart a little bit. 


I think this is a great feature, even if it has no real name. You can use it to create more consistent charts, for example in sections.


Normal chart

Chart with fixed with

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