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Hi Gene! Here are some answers:
- If a worksheet/element is docked ("tiled"), then it must be inside a container. If it's floating, it does not have to be within a container. However, note that you can float containers, so you could choose to dock a sheet inside a floating container.
- "Tiled" is actually type of container that Tableau uses to allow you to build dashboards quickly. It's like the horizontal or vertical containers, except that it allows elements to be added in both axes. Actually, when you create a new dashboard, Tableau automatically generates a tiled container. You can think of this kind of like a mother container that contains all your docked containers. And even more interestingly, if you try to delete this Tiled container, any containers/elements inside it will remain, but they will convert to being floating instead of docked.
- Note that the term "Tiled" is a bit confusing in Tableau because it is both a synonym for "docked" and also a type of container.
- You can't control what kind of container an element goes into without inserting them yourself. You can, however, start inserting elements first, then add containers later and move them into those new containers.