The closest I could get by formatting only. I used the concept of Jonathan Drummey and his great job, that I believe could help you further on your way: http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/conditionalformattingv4/Introduction.
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Is the list of measures you're displaying based on using Measure Names/Measure Values, or is your data shaped differently?
PS: Thanks for the compliment, Vladi!
Actually, I am using Jonathan's "Shape/Circle/Square Righ-Align" method (which I found extremely helpful, THANKS Jonathan!) so Vladi, I basically got to the point that you are at with your example, but yours looks more clean than mine!
What I think I need to do now is add a field to the "shape" area that would basically be a true/false describing "is the number in question positive or negative?"
Jonathan, in answer to your question (hopefully), I have "Measure Names" in the rows column with those measure names filtered down to only the measure values I want to display.
Hope that helps!
The problem with using Measure Names/Values is that there is only one Marks card for all measures in use. There are a couple of alternatives, I've outlined both (with instructions) in the attached workbook:
Wow Jonathan, two great ideas, thank you! Both work the way I would like, so it looks like just a matter of what one is more comfortable with.
And thanks for creating your very informative interactive manual. It has been very helpful.