07 December 2017

Use this guide to use, download and print Tableau visualisation charts and data.

Using the visualisations

There are 2 types of visualisations used in our reports: Tableau embedded charts and image (static) charts.

Tableau charts

Each Tableau chart has tabs (above the chart title) which you can click to change the displayed visualisation. Some charts also have drop-down boxes that allow you to customise the chart further. The drop-down boxes appear underneath the chart title and have a downward facing arrow at the right of the box.

Underneath each chart there are 2 buttons: Share and Download.

The Share button enables you to share the chart by email, Twitter or Facebook. The embed code allows you to embed the chart into your own website.

The Download button allows you to download the content, see the 'Exporting Data and Graphs' section below.

Image charts

Image charts and non-Tableau tables are static.

Exporting Tableau data and charts

You can export both the underlying data and any Tableau visualisation by clicking on the Download button (bottom right of the chart):

  • Tableau Workbook allows you to download the visualisation into Tableau if you have Tableau installed.
  • PDF produces a downloadable .pdf version of the chart.
  • Crosstab generates a .csv file with the underlying data from the selected visualisation.
  • Data creates a table of underlying data from the selected visualisation, which you can choose to download as a text file.
  • Image will generate a .png image file of the selected visualisation.

Printing Tableau visualisations

To print a visualisation,  click on the Download button in the bottom right corner, then select either pdf or image. Your selected file type will open in a format for you to print.