4 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2019 11:36 AM by Laura Lin

    How to download other people's workbooks from Tableau public

    Laura Lin

      Hi,

       

      I am new to Tableau public. Wondering if it is possible to download workbooks from Tableau public?

       

      Thank you!

        • 1. Re: How to download other people's workbooks from Tableau public
          Ciara Brennan

          Hi Laura

          Yes it's possible! Most people leave the default setting to allow the viz to be downloaded by others, however there is an option for them to toggle this off. For further details check out the FAQs

           

          Tableau Public Frequently Asked Questions

           

          Hope this helps

          Ciara

          • 2. Re: How to download other people's workbooks from Tableau public
            Jim Dehner

            Hi Laura

            Yes it is usually possible -

            I encourage people to download form my public site - I keep a set of approaches to FAQ's on that site with HOW to instructions for that purpose  -Tableau Public

             

            feel free to download them to use as examples for your own needs

             

            Jim

            • 3. Re: How to download other people's workbooks from Tableau public
              Scott Teal

              Hi Laura,

               

              Echoing Jim and Ciara, you can download workbooks (vizzes) from Tableau Public. Olga Tsubiks wrote a good blog post summarizing how to download workbooks, and how to manage your settings for download. In addition to that blog post, here are a few related tips:

               

              How to download a workbook

              Click on the download icon in the toolbar at the bottom of a viz. You can download any viz as an image, PDF, or Powerpoint. If the author has made the workbook and data available for download, you can also download the data, a crosstab, or twbx file.Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 10.56.19 AM.png

               

              How to manage your default download settings

              You can change the default settings for workbooks you publish in the future. This will not apply to workbooks you have already published.

                   1. Sign in to your Tableau Public profile

              Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 10.59.45 AM.png

                   2. In the top-right, hover over your profile image and click 'Settings'

                   3. In the Settings modal, turn on/off download and visibility preferences, click 'Save Changes'

              Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 10.59.59 AM.png

               

              How to change download settings for individual workbooks

              Once you have published a workbook to your profile, you can modify the download settings for individual workbooks.

                   1. Click on the workbook from your profile you want to modify.

                   2. Below the viz (next to the title) click 'Edit Details'.

              Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 11.09.55 AM.png

                   3. Turn on/off 'Allow workbook and its data to be downloaded by others'.

                   4. Click 'Save'

              Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 11.12.34 AM.png

               

               

              Credit the original author

              If you happen to download another author's workbook for learning and publish to your own profile, give credit to the original author by adding a link to the original in the inspiration field (more info here).

              • 4. Re: How to download other people's workbooks from Tableau public
                Laura Lin

                Thank you very much! Works now!