8.3. Looker Studio Theme Customization
Layout vs. Theme Customization
Learn the difference between layout and theme customizations in Data Studio.
Layout customizations focus on the sizes, canvas size, and grid size of your report. Theme customizations deal with the colors, fonts, and overall appearance of your report.
Understand how global settings affect your report.
When you set your theme customization, it will apply globally to any new page or chart that you create. It's best to set your preferred theme at the beginning of creating a report so that it applies to everything by default. Remember, you can always override these settings at the chart level.
Learn about the different theme elements you can customize in Data Studio.
You can customize the following theme elements:
- Report background
- Fonts and their colors
- Component background
- Border settings
Chart Palette and Chart Headers
Understand how to customize the chart palette and chart headers.
You can set the chart palette colors for your report, determining the order in which categories are displayed. Additionally, you can adjust chart headers, choosing to show them always, on hover, or not at all. Setting chart headers to "show on hover" or selectively showing them can help create a cleaner report.
Theme customization is an essential aspect of creating visually appealing and functional reports in Data Studio. By understanding the various elements you can customize and how global settings work, you can create reports that cater to your specific needs and preferences while maintaining a consistent and polished look.