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Dashboard best practice: Highlight user selection



Here is a best practice to improve your dashboard usability. If you have an interactive dashboard, highlight user selections thru conditional formatting.

Check out below quick video to understand what this means.

You may watch this video on our YouTube channel too.

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Please click here to download the example workbook for this video. Play with conditional formatting rules to learn more.

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One Response to “Dashboard best practice: Highlight user selection ”

  1. Craig says:

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