About Word Cloud Widgets
The Word Cloud widget allows you to quickly see and filter your dashboard based on open-ended text responses. It displays words from Open Text fields in a specified color with more frequently used words appearing larger than less frequently used words. Word cloud widgets automatically apply lemmatization to your responses so you can visualize your responses by their key words. For example, “transforming” and “transformed” would both appear as the base word, “transform.”
Field Type Compatibility
Only Open Text field types can be used in Word Cloud widgets.
For basic widget instructions and customization, visit the Widgets Overview support page. Continue reading for widget-specific customization.
Each Word Cloud can visualize a single open-ended question at a time. After adding the widget, click on the Text Source dropdown menu and select the open ended question you want to use. If desired, you can select multiple open text fields by enabling Use default field selector when editing your widget. See the below section for more information.
Customizations unique to the Word Cloud widget include the following:
Add a filter to your widget by clicking Add Filter.
MAX NUMBER OF WORDS
The total maximum number of unique words displayed is 100, but you can reduce this even further.
This option allows you to exclude certain words from your Word Cloud. By default, “a” and “the” are excluded.
To add more stop words:
- Click Stop Words.
- Click Edit Stopwords.
- Type a list of words, comma separated.
- Click Finish Editing when you’re done.
Add or remove extra space between the words in your Word Cloud.
Choose from Horizontal, Horizontal & Vertical, and Angled orientations.
Select the color for all words in your Word Cloud. The words in your widget will take on various shades of this color. There is no pattern to the lightness or darkness of a word.
Use Default Field Selector
If you select Use default field selector, you’ll be able to select multiple Text Sources. A dropdown will then appear on the Word Cloud allowing dashboard users to switch between text sources. Then, the Default Text Source dropdown will appear, allowing you to decide which of your multiple text sources shows up as the default when someone enters or refreshes the dashboard.