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Customize a ready-to-use infographics template

This guide will show you how to select a ready-to-use starter template and customize it to serve your needs. In the Building your own infographics template guide, you will learn how to build your own template, and take advantage of more advanced options.

  1. Sign in to Community Analyst. Go to Reports > Build Infographics.
    Build Infographics

    The Esri Templates tab is open by default, and has several ready-to-use starter templates.

  2. In this example, you will select the Marketing Profile template. Move the pointer over it and click Open.
    Open Marketing Profile template

    This opens the infographic template in editable mode. Every infographic report template is composed of panels. The Marketing Profile infographic has seven different panels - five small panels and two large ones and each panel can be customized.

    Marketing profile template in edit mode

  3. To start with, you will customize the top-left panel with your own company logo. Move the pointer over the top-left panel and click Edit.
    Add your company logo

    The panel is opened in edit mode. You may click in the Title field and customize it. You may also click in the Description field and enter a description. To customize the logo, click Change Image, and upload your own logo image.

    Apply panel changes

  4. Click Apply.

    The first panel will be updated with your changes. You can then click on any of the other panels to replace the content with a different infographic, chart or other item. For example, move the pointer over the Education Spending panel, and click Replace. From the list of items, click Infographic.

    Replace spending panel with infographic
    You may use the arrow buttons on the left and right to browse the available ready-to-use infographic panels.

  5. Move the pointer over the infographic for Internet Access, as that would be a good indicator of the potential to market online books. Click Add.

    Add Internet Access infographic
    The Education infographic panel gets replaced with the Internet Access infographic panel. You can also replace panels with other items like images and charts.

  6. Going back to the image in step 4, you will now add a chart that has some information about consumer spending habits for purchasing books. Move the pointer over the large Tapestry Segments infographic panel, click Replace, and then click Chart.
    Click to add a chart

    This will open the data browser where you can perform a search for information about books.

  7. Use the shift + click operation to select the first three variables in the search results on the left.
    Selecting the first three variables
  8. Drag and drop the selected variables to the right panel. A chart will be created.
  9. From the Chart Type drop-down menu at the top, change chart type to Horizontal Bar Chart. Click Apply.
    Adding horizontal bar chart

    The Tapestry Segments panel will be replaced by the chart with information on book purchasing habits you created

  10. You are now finished modifying your template. Click Save.
    Saving changes

    The Save Infographic Template dialog is launched.

  11. Give the infographic template your own custom title, in this case: My Book Marketing Profile. Click Save.
    Adding a title to your template

    The Infographic Saved dialog appears with notification that your infographic template was saved. Select the checkbox to set this infographic as the default infographic in the site details popup window (by doing so, you will see this infographic as the default when you request infographics for a site).

  12. Click OK.
    Infographic saved

    The My Templates tab will be opened and you will see your saved custom infographic template at the top of the list.

    New template under My Templates tab

  13. Click the Maps tab and from the project panel, load a site on the map.
  14. Click Infographics to view the infographics for this site.
    View infographics for your site
    If this is the first time you're running an infographic, you will be prompted to save the default infographic (which you may change in the drop-down menu), and the viewer (default selection is full screen infographic viewer but you may change it to slide show). Click Save.
    Infographic preferences

    The My Book Marketing Profile infographic for the site is displayed in full screen mode, for the first ring. There are several controls at the top. For example, you may select a different infographic from the drop-down menu on the top left, change the selection to a different ring from the drop-down menu, fit page, edit, share, export, and print. The chart in the lower right has a switch view control you can click to switch to table view and sort the values.


    You can also change this setting under Preferences > Reports > Infographics.

  15. Click Export infographic.
    Export infographic

    The Export Infographic dialog box opens. You may export the infographic as:

    • PDF
    • Image
    • Dynamic HTML
    Create PDF
    Dynamic HTML creates a stand-alone HTML page, with all the dynamic capabilities of the Community Analyst infographics viewer, that you can use in your own web site. This means you can get tooltips for more details, view tables of charts and pan and zoom interactive maps.
    • No web service calls will be made to get Community Analyst data; all the date is already wrapped in the page.
    • Maps are dynamic allowing you to pan and zoom and interact with content.
    • All analysis areas are exported at once, meaning you can switch and compare three rings.
    • All the capabilities of the infographics viewer—for example, printing and zooming, are available as well.

    Each PDF and Dynamic HTML export uses 10 credits.

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