Add useful context and structure to your dashboards through text modules that serve as section headers and free form descriptions.


Dashboards now support the ability to add customizable text modules. They can be placed anywhere in the dashboard and resized to your preference, in the same way as reports. The text within each module can be customized to be top or bottom-aligned and with three different font sizes.

Use text to create intuitive and comprehensive dashboards. Primary use cases include:

  • Create layouts: clearly delineate groups of reports centered around a topic by adding a text heading above each set
  • Provide context: add detailed messaging next to any report to describe trends, potential issues, highlights, goals, and more
  • Onboard team members: provide all relevant information within the dashboard for new team members to easily understand the purpose and insights of the reports, for fast, low-touch onboarding 

Annotations will appear in the Google Slides and Powerpoint dashboard exports. Each slide represents a row in your dashboard.

Start using annotations by clicking on Dashboard Actions within a dashboard and selecting “Add text”.

Best practices

These best practices will help ensure your dashboard is structured well for the best readability.

Create section headings by using: 

  • Bottom-aligned, large text titles
  • Top-aligned, medium text descriptions


Add report insights next to a report on the same row:

  • Adjacent text box to the report
  • Top-aligned, medium text descriptions



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