A tip for Tableau, presenting and blog posts

by Vikash Bhardwaj

In this post I’ll be going over three simple tips which can be put into use very quickly!

Tableau tip – navigating between sheets

To navigate between Sheets in a Tableau workbook I used to click and navigate through the workbook. When there are many sheets it can take some time to navigate between the sheets and find the one you’re looking for. 

However there’s a much quicker way to navigate between the sheets.

To do this, simply click on one of the workbooks and use the left and right keys on your keyboard to quickly go between the sheets.

Presenting tip – adding a circle around your cursor

To draw attention to certain aspects of your screen, or for presentations, it can be difficult for your audience to follow your cursor or see where it is on your screen.

In windows you are able to create a circle around the cursor by clicking the Ctrl key. 

To do this (only on a windows machine) you need to navigate to settings -> click on “Additional mouse options” -> click on “Pointer Options” in the ribbon of the pop up -> tick the “Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key”

If you follow the steps 1, 2 and 3 in the picture below you’ll find the settings with an example of how it looks like below.

Blogging tip – recording gifs for your blog

My final tip is to use gifs in your blog to make the content more dynamic. I used LICEcap windows to produce the gifs above but many more options are available online.

If you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment below or contact me on twitter @vikb03.