About the DataPig Dashboard
The DataPig Dashboard Tools is an Excel Add-in that
helps you quickly and easily create stylized graphics
for your dashboard, find viable color schemes, and
create dashboard mock ups.
With the components found in the DataPig Dashboard Tools
Add-in, you can easily add highly stylized components to
your dashboards and reports. And because the components
in this Add-in use the native Shapes found in Excel,
they are completely customizable.
When the Add-in has been successfully installed, a Group
named DataPig Dashboard Tools will appear on the Insert
tab of the Excel ribbon. In this group, you will
see four galleries: Info Graphics, Canvas Builder, Color
Swatches and Mockup Tools.
Note: This Add-in
will work with Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 for both 32 and
64 bit (PC only). We don't have a MAC version at
Info Graphics Components
When you click the Info Graphics button,
you will see a gallery of all the available info
Simply select the graphic you want and it will
immediately show up on your spreadsheet.
The component that populates your form is simply a
collection of shapes that are grouped. This gives you
the ability to fully customize and link your Info
Graphic to your data.
Actions you can take:
•Delete individual shapes
•Change Fill color
•Change font color and size
•Change outline color and thickness
•Send Shapes to Back/Front (Right-click and Bring to
Front or Send to Back)
•Link Shapes to Cells
The Color Capture
The purpose of this tool is to easily capture desirable
color schemes from a screenshot, a photo, or from
another dashboard. Simply click and hold the eye dropper
icon; then while continuing to hold the left mouse
button, drag across the screen to your desired color.
Once you have your desired color, click the Capture
Color button in the dialog box to add that color to your
Recent Colors panel for future use.
The Customize Percentages
The purpose of this tool is to provide you with an
enhanced set of options for formatting the percentages
in your dashboard. Today, Excel gives you almost no
built-in options for applying custom number formatting
In five easy steps, you can add
your own custom formatting.
1. Choose the colors
to use for both positive and negative percentage
2. Choose the symbols to include in your
3. Select the number of
decimal places to show.
4. Select the range to apply
5. Click the Apply button.
By going through these steps, you can take bland
percentages and transform them into mini visualizations.
Here are a few examples of some of the
formatting combinations you can easily create with this
Dashboard Mockup Components
When you click the Mockup Tools button, you will
see a gallery of dashboard mockup components
that can be used pull together quick and dirty
When you mock-up a dashboard, you essentially
build a “practice” dashboard to get a feel of
what the components and layout will look like.
Mockups give you and your client something
tangible to look at and agree upon before diving
into serious development work.
Simply select the mockup graphic you want and it
will immediately show up on your spreadsheet.
The idea is to insert various components from
this section to build an electronic dashboard
mockup you can use.
Like It? Get it Today!
The purchase process is Quick and Easy.
When your payment is approved, you will
immediately be directed to a web page with a
download link. You will also receive an email
from DataPig Technologies with a link to a
As always feel free to contact me with any issues you
may have with the software or the purchasing process. |
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