Grzegorz, if you make both tables fit 'Entire View' then you'll get rid of the white space between the tables. Of course the type can get squeezed really small if you have too much data for the amount of space you give to the container:
Not enough data and you'll get:
So you may have to learn to live with scroll bars. As far as printing goes, Tableau is great at producing interactive data visualizations . Printing? Not so much. It is definitely not a desktop publishing program, so I try to avoid using it to print whenever possible. Screen shots pasted in Word works best when it comes to printing (IMHO).
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A layout container can help you with this.
Start with a empty dashboard and drop a vertical layout container onto the dashboard. Then drag your sheets into the layout container. If you set one sheet to "fit width" and the other "entire view," the sheet set to "entire view" will take up the remaining space.
Notice that the second sheet's rows are expanded to fill the remaining space. If this is not desirable, you can change it to "fit width" also and the empty space will instead appear at the bottom, rather than in between the two sheets.
Indeed, but in fact I have 4 tables in one column, so I will always end up with some space...
That is not too good news. Being able to print would be quite desirable for my users that will receive this dashboard.
If we use scroll bars, you can only make a print screen of whay you see - so pasting to any other Word etc is not possible - I would have to make 4 screen shots of a single table.
If the users are using Reader, they cannot adjust size of the table - so as you said I am getting this problem: too much data is not readible, too less - row height gets to big.
I'm wondering if this problem will be addressed by Tableu team in some new edition of the software. It's not desktop publishing that I need, just basic functionality I'd say...
I think we might be misunderstanding each other.
If you have 4 different worksheets and you put them all in a vertical layout container, there won't be space in between them. It doesn't really matter how many there are, the layout container will try to lay them out and pack them up towards the top if they don't need all of the space.
In your dashboard, there is white space between the sheets because they are not in a vertical layout container. I've created a simple one illustrating the problem.
Try the steps below:
I hope this helps!
I tried containers before and somehow this was not working. But I tested this again and it in fact worked - I don't have empty space anymore (the empty space is on the bottom).
Thanks for your help on this!