Step-by-Step Guide to Remove Gridlines in Tableau

Tableau is a powerful data visualization tool that helps professionals solve complex problems through easy to use graphical representations of data. Gridlines are important elements in Tableau that help create structure on the visualizations and make them easier to read. If those gridlines are no longer necessary or desired, it’s easy to remove them. This step-by-step guide will show you how to remove gridlines in Tableau.

Step 1: Open Tableau Desktop

The first step in removing gridlines from Tableau is to open the Tableau desktop application. Once you have opened it, select the visualization from the “Recent Tab” or drag it from the left-hand side into the main section.

Step 2: Select the Marks Card

Select the marks card by clicking on the small downward arrow beside the small blue circle. This will open a list of options related to marks.

Step 3: Change the Table View

Next, change the table view from the “Grid” setting to “No Grid.” This will remove the gridlines from the visualization.

Step 4: Save the Visualization

Finally, save the visualization with the gridlines removed by clicking on the floppy disk icon.


Q. What is the purpose of gridlines?

A. Gridlines are used to create structure and organize the visualizations in Tableau. They help to make the data easier to read and are usually a helpful feature of most modern Tableau dashboards.

Q. How do I add gridlines in Tableau?

A. To add gridlines in Tableau, you simply need to change the table view from “No Grid” to “Grid” in the marks card. This will add gridlines to your visualizations.

Q. Can I change the color and design of the gridlines?

A. Yes, it is possible to customize the color and design of the gridlines in Tableau. To do this, you need to open the marks card and select the “Gridlines” tab. From here, you can customize the color and design of the lines.

Q. What other customization options are there for Tableau visualizations?

A. Tableau allows for a range of customization options for visualizations. This includes the ability to change colors and fonts, add annotations, and interact with data using filters and parameters.

Q. Is it possible to export the visualizations with gridlines?

A. Yes, Tableau supports exporting visualizations with gridlines. To do this, click the “Save as” option at the top of the page and select the “Tableau” tab from the dropdown menu.

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