3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 17, 2013 7:33 AM by Allan Walker

    headers not sharp

    Joyce Bertens

      In Tableau Desktop 8.0 I have some problems with the headings of tables and charts. As you can see in the picture attached the headers of the table are bold and not sharp. I get this with all my tables and charts.  The numbers in the table have the same font and size, but they look different from the headers.


      In the old version of Tableau desktop (7.0) I had no problems with this. Can anyone help me with this problem?

      tableau headers.png

        • 1. Re: headers not sharp
          Alex Kerin

          Is this after you have exported to pdf/image, or within desktop?

          • 2. Re: headers not sharp
            Joyce Bertens

            it is within desktop.

            • 3. Re: headers not sharp
              Allan Walker

              It will be even more noticeable when published. This is to do with the rendering engine technology choice (HTML5 canvas). 


              Would it be possible to do a screenshot in different browsers, IE8, Firefox, and Chrome? This issue came up in the 8 beta forum, and is largely unresolved. 


              There is another related issue, that of table spacing/cell spacing/padding due to the difference in the specifications (of the way tables are drawn).  This leads to inconsistent framing. (It can look like lots of iframes with scroll bars all over the dashboard).  This is highly inconvenient as there is no "grid" with "safe zones" to allow pixel by pixel designing.


              Quite simply, HTML5 canvas might be more efficient (faster and draws more data points) but less effective (blurry text).