eqtble story

A ‘Story’ is the main way to understand your data in eqtble. With the ability to create charts, add annotations with text, and include multimedia elements, stories enable users to effectively communicate their data-driven narratives and share them with others. It serves as a powerful tool for presenting data and insights in a visually appealing and interactive way.

Quick Start

1. Navigating Stories

Stories can be accessed by clicking on the ‘All Stories’ tab in the navigation side menu. You will then be redirected to the Stories dashboard, where you can view a list of all the available stories in your organization.

eqtble story list

2. Creating a New Story

To create a new story, click on the ‘Create story’ button located in the top right corner of the Stories dashboard or the ‘New story’ button at the top of the left sidebar. You will be redirected to your new story.

Once you have created a new story, add a title and description. Our ‘recommended metrics’ feature suggests specific charts to include in your story based on the title. This helps you quickly create a visually compelling and data-driven narrative.

eqtble story suggestions

3. Adding content to your Story

To add content to your story, click on the ‘Add block’ button at the bottom of the story editor. This will open a menu where you can choose from various content types, such as charts, text, and media. Simply select the desired content type and follow the prompts to add your content to the story. You can also click on the Plus button to the left of every row in the Story editor.

Text Blocks

Text blocks support rich formatting. After highlighting text, you can apply heading, bold, italic, underline, and strikethrough formatting. You can also create numbered or bulleted lists, insert hyperlinks, and change the color or background color. This allows you to customize the appearance of your text and make it more engaging for your readers.

Media blocks

To add media to your story, click on the ‘Add block’ button and select the ‘Media’ option. You can then upload images or embed videos from external sources such as YouTube or Vimeo. This allows you to enhance your story with visual elements that support your data-driven narrative.

3. Organize your Story

Stories are built on a row-based layout, where each row can have multiple blocks. To add a new row, click on the ‘Add block’ button at the bottom for the story editor. You can then drag and drop using the drag handle.

eqtble story block dragging

Resizing blocks

To resize blocks in your story, simply click and drag the gutters between blocks in a row. This will allow you to adjust the size of the columns in the row and customize the layout of your story. Experiment with different sizes and arrangements to create visually appealing and organized content.

The height of a row is initially determined by the tallest block within that row. Text blocks can be short if they contain only one line of text, or tall if they contain multiple lines. On the other hand, charts always start at their minimum height but may need to be expanded to display more data, such as additional bars on a bar chart.