Prepare your column dashboard for the new layout

To prepare your column layout dashboard for the new layout, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the dashboard you'd like to prepare.
  2. Depending on how many widgets are on your dashboard you may need to reorganise them so that they fit a 6x3 or 8x4 layout.

    This means if you rearrange your dashboard across 8 columns it must be no more than 4 widgets high, and if it's across 6 columns it must be no more than 3 widgets high. A dashboard layout 6 columns wide and 3 widgets high A dashboard layout 8 columns wide and 4 widgets high

    Note

    Depending on the number of widgets you have on your dashboard, reorganising them may require creating additional dashboards.

    Also, if your dashboard has a large number of widgets and you prefer to view your dashboard on your computer or display it on a TV in portrait mode, you may also decide this isn't for you.

    Example

    This column dashboard has too many widgets and needs to be reorganized to fit inside a 6x3 and 8x4 layout.

    A column dashboard with more widgets than a new layout dashboard can display

    We can do this by copying a dashboard, resizing widgets where needed, and perhaps deleting widgets you don't need anymore. Here's a portion of our widgets rearranged in a 6x3 dashboard:Reorganized dashboard layout 6 columns wide and 3 widgets high

    And the rest in an 8x4 dashboard:Reorganized dashboard layout 8 columns wide and 4 widgets high

  3. Once you've got your dashboard into a 6x3 or 8x4 layout, get in touch and we'll convert it for you.
  4. When we've converted your dashboard it may needed some additional organising to make the best use of space.

    Example

    6x3 dashboard before:Converted dashboard layout 6 columns wide and 3 widgets high

    6x3 dashboard after:Rearranged dashboard layout 6 columns wide and 3 widgets high

    8x4 dashboard before:Converted dashboard layout 8 columns wide and 4 widgets high

    8x4 dashboard after:Rearranged dashboard layout 8 columns wide and 4 widgets high

  5. You're now ready to hit the Try new layout button.
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