Text Summary & Descriptions

Incorporate fast text updates into your dashboards, reports and presentations for greater context

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Text Summary & Descriptions

Incorporate fast text updates into your dashboards, reports and presentations for greater context

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Text & Descriptions in Mastt

Mastt’s Text feature simplifies the creation and management of text in dashboards and reports. Gone are the old days of overwhelming text volume, lack of standardization, and buried key information.

With dynamic text updates, customizable layouts, and word formatting options like MS Word, project managers can produce clear, concise, and consistently formatted reports that highlight critical information effectively.

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Why Text & Descriptions are Important

Text in the context of dashboards and reports refers to the written information that accompanies data visualizations. This includes titles, descriptions, annotations, and narratives that provide context and insights to the data being presented. Effective text usage helps convey the story behind the numbers, making the information more accessible and understandable.

Traditional Reporting is Text Heavy

Common challenges we see in reporting.

❌ Overwhelming Text Volume: Project managers often write extensive monthly reports that can be overwhelming to read, with pages and pages of text.

❌ Lack of Standardization: Reports are frequently unstandardized, making it difficult to maintain consistency and clarity across a business, program or portfolio.

❌ Buried Key Information: Critical information can get lost in lengthy reports, making it challenging for stakeholders to quickly find and understand the most important details.

❌ No One Reads Them! Sorry, but its true. They just wait for the meeting!

Don't leave it up to the reader to interpret tables and charts. Add some simple text along side!

Text & Descriptions Features

Mastt's simple, easy to use Cash Flow tools make getting started today a possibility.

🔷 Text Layout: Customize the layout and positioning of text elements within your dashboards and reports.

🔷 Font and Style: Adjust the font, size, color, and style of text to match your branding and highlight key information.

🔷 Dynamic Text Fields: Create text fields that automatically update based on linked data, ensuring your text across many reports is the same!

🔷 Word Formatting Options: Format text like in MS Word, including tables, bullet points, and more for enhanced clarity and organization.

🔷 Quick Access: Select your dynamic or standard text tiles from the Tile Library!

Add commentary, descriptions and other text on Dashboards

How to Create the Best Dashboard

You can read how to build the best dashboard here otherwise here's our top 5 tips!

🟢 Identify the Dashboards's Purpose: Determine who will use the dashboard or report and what they need from it. Tailor the dashboard to answer their key questions.

🟢 Focus on the Most Important Information: Highlight key metrics in call outs. Ask your audience what they need to know to ensure relevance.

🟢 Reduce Clutter and Maximize Screen Real Estate: Keep the dashboard clean and organized. Use visual separation and embrace empty space for better readability.

🟢 Consider the Reading Layout: Place the most critical information at the top left. Align with natural reading patterns to enhance understanding.

Step by Step Guides

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