Arrange Menu in Google Data Studio
The order options control how objects appear in front of or behind other objects. Only available after selecting a component(s), e.g., Scorecard, Textbox
Bring forward — to bring selected component(s) to "one step forward" in the display order.
Send backwards — to send selected component(s) to "one step backwards" in the display order.
Bring to front — to bring selected component(s) "in front of all the other components" on the page.
Send to back — to send selected component(s) "behind all the other components" on the page.
Use alignment options to arrange components to line them up, either vertically or horizontally. Alignment options work only after selecting 2 or more components, e.g. two charts
Align horizontally: Left, Center, Right
Use the distribution options to adjust the amount of space vertically and horizontally, and the selected components are evenly spaced in the specified direction. Distribution options work only after selecting three or more components.
Use this to make components appears on every page of the report. Then, to revert to page-level, Right-click the component and select Make page-level, or you can select the component and goto Arrange Menu > make page-level
By default, a component in your report appears only on the page you have added it to. To make a component appear on each page, Right-click the component and select Make report-level, or you can select the component and goto Arrange Menu > make report-level
Group (Ctrl+G or ⌘+G)💡 The grouping is also provided you options to set a custom date range and filter to a set of graphs/data. Let's assume you want to have a custom date range for all your Scorecards; you can group them together with a date range filter. That date range filter control applies just to the Scrocards groups and will not affect other charts you have on the page. It's very handy if you have a different date range data label, e.g. one of your data is a month label, and the rest are by date.
Other benefits of grouping
You can edit the DATA tab options of grouped components together. You can configure the default date ranges.
You can apply filters to a group of components.
Right-click, the group and select Ungroup to break up a group.
Ungroup (Ctrl+Shift+G or ⌘+Shift+G)💡 You can't group report-level components with page-level components.
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