1. Anaplan User Experience
  2. Build apps and pages in the User Experience
  3. Build with cards
  4. Card types
  5. Configure a text card

Use a text card to add text to a page.

This is useful for providing end users with information to contextualize their data. For example, you could describe grid dimensions, or explain the significance of the cards displayed in the Additional insights panel of a worksheet page.

You can add a text card to a board, worksheet, or report.

On a report page, you can use rich text to enhance formatting, and include dynamic narrative that displays data from your model. For example, to clearly present the context, you can build data into headings. You can also write narrative in natural language, with inline data values.

To add or edit a card:

  1. Select Edit this page in the toolbar to open your page in designer mode.
  2. Optionally, add a new card.
    Read how to add a card to a board, worksheet or report.
  3. Select the Configure button on a new card, or hover over your card and select .
In a worksheet, the additional insights panel displays and, to the right, the available card configuration options

To configure the text card:

  1. Select the Overview tab of the Card configuration panel, and optionally:
    • On a report page, select a View if you want to use dynamic narrative.
    • Enter a title in the Title field.
      A default title generates from the name of the view, but you can change it.
    • Enter a description of the card in the Description field.
      The text you enter displays when you hover over the information icon on the published card.
    • Link the grid card's title to a page from the Link to a page dropdown menu.
      When the page is published, the title is hyperlinked to the page you select.
    • Enter your text in the Body text field. Once published, this text displays on the text card, as written.
    • Toggle Display card background to display the card background or to remove it.
  2. For boards and worksheets, in the Text tab of the Card configuration panel, select from the Style dropdown to format the text as one of:
    • Normal
    • Instructions
    • Heading 1
    • Heading 2
    • Heading 3
  3. On a report page, you can add rich text formatting and insert dynamic narrative into your text. You can:
    • Select paragraph styles for selected paragraphs of text.
    • Override paragraph styles for selections of characters, with color, character style, and alignment.
    • Add dynamic narrative, to place formatted text from the model on your report for line item values and context labels.

To position your card and publish it:

  1. Optionally, drag and drop your card to where you want it to display.
    To drag and drop, select the drag handle in the center of the top of a card.
    • On worksheets, drag your cards within the Additional insights panel.
    • On boards, size and arrange your cards in rows and columns.
    • On reports, freely arrange your cards on report slides.
  2. To save your changes, select Publish.
    You can save the page as a draft if you're not yet ready to publish.


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