- If it is a simple color you need, you can format the dashboard to get the background you need
- If you want an image, add the image into your primary dashboard. You may have to center it/format it to get it just the way you want. Add your sheets as floating objects on top of it (though you may have to format them to have transparent backgrounds)
Let me know if this helps! --Michael
Thanks Hesser, but how do I add an image to the primary dashboard? I only see an option to copy/export the image of the dashboard itself.
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on the left side of your dashboard you should see this (above the tiled/floating buttons)
duh! yes thanks
- Go to your (blank) dashboard
- Make sure new objects are "Tiled"
- Double-click "Image"
- Select your image
It should show up on your dashboard. You can format it by choosing center, etc.
- Now change your New object bar to "Floating"
- Drag and drop the sheets you want to appear
And.... BLEAH. I forgot Tableau doesn't have a good transparent color.
Perhaps the steps above will give you what you're looking for, as long as you can live with sheets the block the image?
Depends how you save your image for transparency. If you are getting white instead of transparency you have saved the image incorrectly. I don't think MIcrosoft Paint supports transparency but a free alternative like Paint.net I know for sure supports transparency