Align Tables, Cells and Charts

Definition

Aligning report elements means defining where a cell, table or chart should be in relation to the page edges and the other cells, tables and charts on the page.

Aligning your report is a good idea if you plan to export your report to excel because it will prevent extra blank rows and columns from being added to the top and to the left of your data in your exported document. Aligning is also a good idea for report tabs that contain more than one cell, table or chart because it prevents them from accidentally overlapping or looking oddly spaced when they return more or less data after refreshing.

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Step-by-Step Guide

Prerequisite: Have your report open and make sure it is in Design Mode. If necessary, refresh your report.

1. Click anywhere inside the table, chart and cell that you want to align.

2. Navigate to Menu "Report Elements", then submenu "Position"

Screenshot of InfoView Menus showing location of menu items

3. Click on the button "Align" and pick an alignment, or select "Relative Alignment".

"Relative Alignment" brings up the "Format Table" panel, on the Layout. Under "Position", each table and cell can be aligned respective to the document and to each other, regardless of length or size.

Screenshot of InfoView Format Table Alignment panel

When working with alignment, it can be especially helpful to view the document in Structure Mode. Structure Mode removes all of the table content and gives a better, uncluttered over-view of the tables and elements on the report tab.

Check out our Structure Mode guide.