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Using Themes and Custom Color Palettes in BI Dashboards

With BI dashboards, you can analyze data and deliver actionable information with multi-dimensional dynamic analysis, and intelligent drilling. Slice and dice business information and create ad hoc visualizations with drill-down, and cross-filter functionality.

Wyn Enterprise comes with easy-to-use designers to create, design, analyze and distribute your company’s data. You can easily customize the look and feel of your dashboard, or you can use one of our preloaded, built-in options.

In this video, we’ll show you how to customize Wyn’s built-in themes and palettes.

 

Using Themes and Color Palettes

To begin, you will need your brand's RGBA, hex, or CMYK codes.

Once inside the Dashboard, select "Document Settings" in the top menu bar. Scroll down to the "Document Appearance" section in the "Inspector tab."

Select the drop-down menu for "Themes" to find a gallery of preloaded and customized themes.

Customization

To customize this theme for your Dashboard. You can scroll through the "Document Settings" tab to set the global style for your Dashboard. You are not stuck to your choice; you can also customize each visualization.
Scroll down to the "Global Settings" section of the Inspector; this is where you can customize the palette to work better for you.

Select the "Palette" drop-down tab. Here you see our "Color Settings Tab." The three tabs within this panel are "Theme," "Standard," and Custom."
The "Themes tab carries over colors from themes. The "Standard" tab has preloaded popular color arrangements.

Lastly, the "Custom Tab" allows you to customize your selection. Under the "Custom" tab, click "Create New Palette." The colors of the theme you selected in the Document Settings tab will appear as default.

Notice the "Mode" drop-down menu. Here you have three options: "Custom Color" allows you to select a basic color palette.

Gradients

Under "Gradient Series," you can select two colors and have a palette generated automatically. Then, you can give your palette some depth for gradient color by making each swatch a gradient.

Click on the first color swatch, and the "Color Picker" will pop out.

Now, let's apply our custom colors to the palette. Let's use the solid color palette option, "Custom Color."

Select the "Custom" Tab.

Enter the colors information. Notice you can also adjust the opacity of a color.

Click OK, and then continue to the next swatch.

Once you have all of your colors worked out, click "OK" in the "Color Settings Tab" and go ahead and click "Save" in the top menu bar to save your changes.

You can also customize the palette you chose for individual visualizations if you want a different color to show up in a different way than other graphics.

Select the "Palette" drop-down under "Chart Style."
To change the background color, scroll down to the bottom.

Click "Save."

Now you can enjoy creating your dashboard with your own branded custom style!

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About the author

Laurie Smith

Laurie A. Smith is the Product Marketing Manager for Wyn Enterprise. She managed content development at GrapeCity's Developer Tools Division before moving to the Wyn Enterprise Business Intelligence Team. Laurie holds an MFA in Film and Digital Media Production from Chatham University, an MBA & a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.

In addition to working in technology, she also loves beekeeping, the horror movie genre, and carefully cultivating sunflowers. Reach out to her at laurie.smith@grapecity.com or find her on LinkedIn.
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