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  • Basic Text Area Mod for Spotfire®

    Version 1.0.0, released January 2022


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    The basic text area mod allow you to add basic textual descriptions to dashboards and analyses from the Spotfire Web UI.

    Data requirements

    There are no data requirements since the Mod does not display any data from the analysis.

    Setting up the chart

    1. Switch your analysis to Editing mode.
    2. Double click in the Mod.
    3. Type in any text. Use Markdown for basic formatting.
    4. Hit Save to commit your changes and display the text.
    5. Hit Cancel to ignore any changes.

    Markdown Formatting

    Simple formatting can be done using Markdown:

    # Header 1
    ## Header 2
    ### Header 3
    - List 
    - List
      - Sublist
      - Sublist
    - List
    - List
    1. One
    2. Two
    3. Three


    More advanced formatting can be done with inline HTML, E.g.

    <td>Cell 1</td>
    <td>Cell 2</td>
    <td>Cell 3</td>
    <td>Cell 4</td>


    By default the text area will use the same style as the rest of Spotfire. E.g. it adapts to light and dark mode and you can change the font family, font size etc. by changing the general visualization font.

    More advanced styling can be done with an inline CSS, E.g. the following will change all primary headers to red:

      h1 {
        color: red; 


    Vector drawings can be added using SVG:

    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="100%" y2="0%"> 
          <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:rgb(255,255,0);stop-opacity:1" />
          <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:rgb(255,0,0);stop-opacity:1" />
      <ellipse cx="200" cy="70" rx="85" ry="55" fill="url(#grad1)" />

    Help and support

    This Mod for Spotfire® is not supported by Spotfire Support.
    In the event of issues or to suggest features and enhancements, submit an issue in the Mod's GitHub repository.
    For general questions about Mods, please post in the Spotfire Community Forums (Extensions and Mods).

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