Creating Word Cloud charts


A Word Cloud chart is one of the easiest ways to get someone started on data visualization is to introduce them to word clouds (it also demonstrates neatly how not all data is numerical).

When to use a Word Cloud chart

Word Cloud charts generate 'word clouds' from the text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

Creating word cloud charts

1.   On the toolbar, select + New Page from the Pages drop down, or on the Filters and Settings pane, select the Pages tabbed page and then click the + icon to create a new page.

2.   Click the icon in the chart area and then select the Advanced tabbed page.

3.   Select the Word Cloud chart type or click theicon at the top right corner of the chart area and then select Word Cloud to create a Word Cloud chart.

4.   From the Dimensions pane, specify a wordcloudDim for the Word Cloud chart.

5.   Specify a Measure for your chart.

Optionally, specify a Page Dimension for your chart.

6.   In the Filters and Settings pane, select any of the following:

       Filters tabbed page to browse the chart dimensions using the Dimensions Browser.

       Pages to view all pages in the current report as thumbnails.

       Settings to define drill through, page, or report properties for the chart.

Defining word cloud chart properties

Envision allows you to define chart properties such as the title text, font type, and color scheme.

The following table explains how to define these properties.

For Specify
Color Scheme Select a color scheme from the list of available color schemes.
Data Format Select a data format for the chart from the list that contains the default data format as well as the data formats that you have created.
Font Type Select a font type for the words in the word cloud from the list of available font types.
Legend Select the On check box to display or hide the legend.
Specify a location for the legend display (left, center, right).
Specify the alignment for the legend text (left, center, right).
Drag the Rows Visible indicator in the range 1-10 to display the number of visible legend rows.
Select the font size for the legend (10,12,14), style (normal, italic), and weight (normal, bold) from the respective lists. For more information on configuring the legend settings, see Configuring Legend Settings.
Title Specify a new title for your chart. Default value is 'My Chart'.

Page Properties