With buttons in Tableau, we're now able to use an image to help a user understand button functionality. This is a great version 1.0.
It would be great to extend button options with the following capabilities:
- Use Text instead of an Image to help a user understand button functionality.
- Sometimes a single word or phrase can help a user know what to do much faster than an image that the brain interprets.
- Per ( ) post, a workaround is possible if a user wants to create an image of a text string; however, users should not be forced to use an external application or have , to be able to point their users to their data with some text. And to confirm the post author's opinion, no, it is not enough to just have a tool tip. Among other benefits of the product, Tableau is about helping users find answers as fast as possible (right?), so the user shouldn't have to hover over a button before finding out what it does. Imagine a case where a well-designed dashboard needs 10 buttons, and you can understand why tooltips as the only text option may waste the user's time, versus button text overlays.
- Modify button shape (rounded / angled corners; maybe circular or other shapes?)
- Modify button shadow
- Modify button colors
- Modify some interactivity (mouse actions, animations)
- Modify text font colors, font style, font, etc. (assuming the first bullet above is implemented)
Thanks for considering!