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Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

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David Vella on 03 Mar 2017 15:47:34

If you have long names on a bar chart Y-Axis they get truncated. This is a problem if you have ones that start with something similar. Could we have a word wrap option on the format menu that takes advantage of the vertical space so the whole label can be shown.

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G E on 01 Nov 2023 14:57:53

RE: Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

This seems to have been merged with legend wrapping. But it's not the labels that need wrapping on the legends - the entire legend list needs wrapping so you don't have to click and arrow to see it.

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Arianna Levatich on 07 Oct 2023 21:19:12

RE: Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

Up to 2030 votes now. When can we expect to see this feature released? Please prioritize this - clients are asking us to fix this on their deliverables and there's no answer we can provide except "it's a limitation of PowerBI."

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Karen Lillystone on 04 Oct 2023 07:33:17

RE: Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

Any ideas when this will be picked up? The text is so difficult to read - it just has a "...." to complete the text and putting a text box or something similar does not work on a interactive chart with filters on it.

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Daniel Okat on 11 Aug 2023 16:01:47

RE: Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

This is such a basic concept, surprised to see it's not available.

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Jelga Biesheuvel on 19 Jul 2023 13:08:28

RE: Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

Agreed, it's such a basic feature that I could not believe it was not possible.

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Rob Whittaker on 26 Jun 2023 14:34:25

RE: Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

Yes please, would be very useful

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Joyce Wang on 16 Jun 2023 12:21:24

RE: Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

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Sarah Maria Gallego on 23 May 2023 20:15:25

RE: Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

It would be a nice feature to have

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Mohit Mendiratta on 11 May 2023 10:33:33

RE: Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

This is huge barrier to building responsive dashboards. Asking a user to hover over titles because we can't wrap text is terrible UX.

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Andy J on 04 Apr 2023 14:56:02

RE: Add word wrap to bar chart Y-Axis Labels

April 2023 this is still not implemented.

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