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Create a Text Widget
Create a Text Widget

Learn how to create text widgets to display customized messages on your Ubidots dashboards.

Santiago Pachon Robayo avatar
Written by Santiago Pachon Robayo
Updated over a week ago

Use text widgets to display messages on your dashboards to introduce your application, write important notes or even explain the data that is being shown on your widgets.

The text widget helps users to navigate through the dashboards having a better understanding of the data flow.


1. Text Widget Setup

Click on the "data" drop-down in the navigation bar, then on "dashboards", and select the dashboard you'd like to work on. Next, follow the steps below to create a Text widget:

Step 1: Click on the “+” button located at the upper right corner of your dashboards.
Step 2: Select the Text widget option.

Step 3: Write the message you would like to display on your dashboard.
Step 4: Choose the font family, font size, and the alignment of your text.
Step 5: Style your text with the bold, italic, and/or underline options.
Step 6: Define the vertical spacing between the lines of your text.
Step 7: Pick a color, and its opacity, for your text.

In the appearance tab of the widget, you can edit extra fields described in the following steps:

Step 8: Assign a name to the widget.

Step 9: Optionally, add a background image to the widget.

Step 10: Pick a background color different to the default white.
Step 9: Enter a custom style for your widget in case it's needed.

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