Theme and layout in Looker Studio
You can use this to select a preferred design for your reports using predefined color schemes. There are 21 predefined themes available, and as Google describe, the color schemes of these themes are set in a way that is attractive and suitable for colour-blind users.
Suppose you are just starting with Looker Studio or quickly want to build a visually appealing and uniform design report. It would be best if you started with an available theme.
How to apply a theme?
In the edit mode, click Theme and layout in the toolbar
In the THEME tab, click on the Theme you want to apply.
You can also click Theme & Layout under the File > Theme and layout
To create a custom theme
In the edit mode, click Theme and layout in the toolbar
Click, Customise theme
You can customize the following settings:
Report Background: sets the default background color for all report pages.
Text style: sets the primary color and font family for report text, including text boxes, data labels, legend labels, control labels.
Component background and border: set the Background color, Border radius, Opacity, Border color, Border weight, and Border style.
Border Shadow: sets the default border shadow on all components.
Secondary text styles: this will set the font color and family for text accents, including filter control, date range control headers, control "apply" buttons, and table headers.
Secondary component background: set the secondary Background color, including circle and rectangular
Set the default background color, font color and font family, and border visibility for textboxes.
Text component fill color: set background color for textboxes
Text component font color: set font color for textboxes
Text component font: set font family for textboxes
Link text color: set link text color
Visited link text color: set opened link text color
Hide border: hide border
Customise the predefined color used by charts that color by series order or dimension value
Chart styling default: default coloring method used by a theme
Series order and Dimension value
Manage dimension values colors: customize colors associated with your dimension data.
Text contrast: set the text contrast to none, low, medium, and high
Component grid style: sets the chart and table grids color
Positive and negative change style: customize default colors of the arrows and change metrics.
Chart header: controls how to want to display the chart headers and color of the component header that allow viewers to perform several actions on charts, such as data export, drilling up or down, and view charts in explorer tools.
Chart header primary font color: set custom font color for chart header
Page navigation style
Navigation section font color: set custom font color for selected page navigation
Navigation font color: set custom font color for nonselected page navigation
Navigation font: set custom font family
Navigation background: set custom background color
Use this to customize the appearance of the whole report.
To Edit Report layout
In the toolbar, click Theme and layout.
On the right panel, select LAYOUT.
Click the Customize
View mode settings
View mode settings control how the reports look in view mode.
The header visibility settings control the behaviour of the report header in view mode.
Always show — header is always visible.
Auto hide — header appears briefly, then is hidden. To redisplay, hover your mouse over the header.
Initially hidden — header is hidden until you hover your mouse over the header area.
The navigation type settings control how the pagination controls appear in view mode.
Left: Pages appear on the left side.
Tab: Pages appear as tabbed links at the top of the report.
Top Left: Pages appear in a drop-down menu on the top left.
Hidden: No page navigation is displayed.
Navigation type example below with the header visibility Always Show
Respect report theme
Turn this on for matching page navigation background and text colors to your theme.
The display mode settings control, how the report fits in a browser window.
Fit to width: the report components are resized proportionally to the window's width.
Actual size: the report components retain the same size they were created.
Has margin: option allows you to show or hide the margins around the report. If you uncheck this box, the report spans the entire window.
Canvas size options allow you to choose from predefined sizes or define your custom display dimensions. The default sizes include the following:
US Letter (4:3) - Portrait
US Letter (4:3) - Landscape
Screen (16:9) - Portrait
Screen (16:9) - Landscape
Custom canvas Size
Same as Powerpoint Slide, you can set the custom size on a page label or report label from a minimum of 10px by 10px to a maximum of 2000 px wide by 10,000px high.
These options control how the report components are positioned.
Smart Grid: use smart guides for a colored line to help align, resize and space between the selected components:
Align components: A red line appears when moving a component. This allows you to see when the component aligns with other components on the canvas.
Resizing Components: Blue lines appear when you resize a component. This is how you see when the component has the same length or width as the other components on the canvas. The current size in pixels is also displayed.
Space Components: When moving one or more components, blue lines appear if the components are equidistant from other components on the canvas.
If you select a grid, the selected components will be adjusted to the visible grid of the canvas.
To enable or disable the visible grid on the report canvas, use the menu View > Show Grid.
Default and minimum canvas grid size is 10 px. Increasing the grid size makes it easier to layout your charts and component and also fix the unified space between the charts and components.
Size: this determines the height and width of the grid squares.
Padding: the space between the grid squares. Allows you to separate components in adjacent squares.
Horizontal offset (px): this set the left and right margins on the edges of the report. Positive numbers represent a left offset, negative numbers represent a right offset.
Vertical offset (px): this set the top and bottom margins on the edges of the report. Positive numbers represent an offset up, negative numbers represent an offset down. Allows you to free up space for headers and footers.
Report-level component position
This option controls how report-level components interact with other components on the page.
Top position: report-level components in front of all other components.
Bottom position: the report-level components behind all other components.
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