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Can you add a packaged workbook and version of Tableau? I'm thinking you should be able to put multiple measures on a single worksheet, forcing both to use the same Date axis.
Hi Paul -
They are the same measures, except one is being calculated as a running total whereas I leave the other on a simple sum by time block. Both panels utilize the same date dimension and level of date detail. Both have the same starting and ending points for the dates in the axis. The problem seems to be where Tableau decides to start painting the graph, which differs ever so slightly with differently sized legends. One axis has to paint $### and the other has to paint $##, which skews things just a touch.
All of that being said, it looks like I was trying to do this the difficult way. I tried blank images, different layout containers, empty text boxes on the dashboard, cussing at it. But they all had kind of chunky pixel modification options, bottoming out ~ 10px. Anyways, in a somewhat embarrassing discovery, you do appear to be able to just drag an axis out with finer granularity; it isn't as precise as you'd like, but better than nothing.
Thanks for your reply, in the process of making a dummy data set I poked on a big old axis and dragged it along more or less on accident. You get credit for the solution!
Thanks Brian...glad you were able to figure it out.