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How do I create bullet and numbered lists in text areas?

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Is it possible to create bullet and numbered lists in text areas within Data Studio? I can't find the relevant buttons anywhere? Or do I have to do a workaround. Bit odd as they don't appear to be there...

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How do I create bullet and numbered lists in text areas?

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I'd love this functionality too. As far as I know, there isn't any yet. It would be great to also have arrows in addition to text boxes and circles.

How do I create bullet and numbered lists in text areas?

Google Employee
# 3
Google Employee

At the moment, the text control in Data Studio doesn't support lists. You can, however, create the list in your editor (such as Google Docs) and copy/paste into the text box.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Rick

How do I create bullet and numbered lists in text areas?

Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
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Had the same issue and used a google sheets as a data source with three columns that I shared with the owners of the updates

 

Type, Comments,  order

 

Then added a table to the report, added the google sheet as the new data source 

 

Filtered on the type column (various comments for metrics)

Dimension was the comments

Metric was the order (sorted ascending)

 

In Style I turned off Row, Turned of pagination, and set max rows to max number of comments I wanted to display and placed a white rectangle over the Order column and header (background color of report is white)

 

looks off in edit mode but once you click view it is a clean list 

How do I create bullet and numbered lists in text areas?

Follower ✭ ✭ ☆
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Rick, it doesn't bring the bullets across when I use Google Docs?

How do I create bullet and numbered lists in text areas?

Google Employee
# 6
Google Employee

Hi Mark,

 

Hmm, you seem to be correct. It's possible something changed in the text control. I will look into it.

 

Best regards,

Rick

How do I create bullet and numbered lists in text areas?

Follower ✭ ✭ ☆
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Hello, just checking to see if there has been any progress on this.

How do I create bullet and numbered lists in text areas?

Explorer ✭ ✭ ✭
# 8
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You can't do a real bullet list, but you can hit alt + 7 (number pad) and it will create •

How do I create bullet and numbered lists in text areas?

Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
# 9
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Using Google sheets as the source of the information (google analytics add on) and a couple of simple formulas You can quickly create any type of list bulleted or numbered 

How do I create bullet and numbered lists in text areas?

Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
# 10
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This works perfectly to create bullets in text in Google Data Studio. Thanks, David G!