Labels & Units
Specifying Unit Labels
Label Suffix = "QBTU"
Label Suffix = " QBTU"
To present your values with the proper units, use the “Label Prefix” and “Label Suffix” fields.
|Label Prefix||Label Suffix||Sample Output|
Note: SankeyMATIC does not trim spaces in labels.
Starting a suffix with a space will produce a space between the amount and the suffix.
This can make some labels more readable. See the examples to the right.
Show Totals in Node Labels?
Example: No totals shown
(Compare with above)
Note: With the extra space, there is
room to use a larger font size
Showing Node totals in labels can make the diagram nicely specific, but doing so can require a lot of horizontal room to keep the labels from intruding on other nodes.
You have the option of leaving out the specific node totals by unchecking the “Show Node totals as part of labels” checkbox.
Numeric Precision in Labels
Always show full precision = OFF
Always show full precision = ON
Normally SankeyMATIC will remove any trailing 0s after the decimal point from the labels it produces.
However, for some units (like dollars and cents) this can produce strange-looking output.
Checking the “Always show full precision” box keeps SankeyMATIC from removing any trailing 0s.
Labels vs. No Labels
Show Labels = ON
Show Labels = OFF
If you want no label text at all, you can turn them all off by un-checking the “Show Labels” checkbox.
You might use this approach if:
- you are intending to apply your own custom labels in a separate graphics program
- you are making a series of consistently-formatted small multiples which will have a separate legend describing them
- you are making a tidy thumbnail version of a diagram
- you are making artistic patterns that you don't want to clutter up with text
- ...and so on.
Listed below are other attributes you can control about how labels are presented.
These controls are found under “Labels & Units” and are fairly self-explanatory.
- Font size
- Font color
- Font face: sans-serif / serif / monospace
- Font weight: Light / Normal / Bold. (Note: Light only applies to the sans-serif font face)
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