New Feature Multi Row Spanning Items

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by Robb Sands
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Executive Summary

 New Feature: Multi Row Spanning Items
     -> what it does  
     -> why it's helpful
     -> how to
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What is a Multi-Row Spanning Item?

While Target Dashboard has a number of dashboard layouts that fit just about any occasion, there are some times when it would be ideal to have a dashboard item that spans 2 rows.  It's 1 column wide, but 2 rows tall.

Within this item type, you can add rich text, headings, or entire website pages (or frames).  Here's the step by step:

Step 1:  Make room on your dashboard for where the 2 row item will be located, then pick Add Other Item.

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Step 2:  Select Text Area / Heading / External Site.

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Step 3:  Edit the title, set Height to 600 Pixels and add your rich text content, or click on External URL and have the webpage content embedded in your dashboard.

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Step 4:  Here's one simplistic example of how the formatted text might look - a to-do list.

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Step 5:  Output can include the text item or the web content (text item at top of post, web item below)

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A multi-row spanning item takes just a few seconds to add, and gives you the capability of personalising the content of the dashboard for individuals, teams or departments.

Keep in mind that you can add text, images, external web pages (including news, weather, sports, recent blog posts or company updates pages).  Give this a try for yourself and see how easy it is - if you run into any trouble, just give us a call and we'll be happy to walk you through it step by step...


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