PDF: Bubble Chart

The bubble chart widget is to show your respondents their results from different questions and compare them to other components. A bubble chart stands out because it allows for a comparison between three variables.

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Here's an example:

Bubble Chart example PDF

This guide will take you through;

  1. Setting up the widget
  2. Widget logic rules
  3. Other available widgets

1 Setting up the widget

Let's see how to set this up;

bubble chart - chart items

1.1 Configure the data

Start by setting up your Dimensions, which create your bubbles that will show on your Bubble Chart. 

add data - bubble chart

  1. Give a name to your chart component and choose its color by clicking on the pen. Take care to choose distinctly different colors for each point, so it will be easy to tell the difference between them!
  2. Click Add metric to add variables. You can choose variables from the dropdown to set the x-Axis and y-Axis values of each point.
  3. Add a value to measure the size of your bubbles on the chart
  4. Add a name to your bubble that will show on your bubble chart


If you change your variable data, you must collect a new response in order to preview your chart.

1.2 Set chart properties

Settings - bubble chart

  1. Widget name - Name your XY chart widget for your own use
  2. Chart title - Name your XY chart to be visible on top of your chart
  3. Show Legend - Toggle the Show Legend button if you want to display the different score names associated with your data matrix
    Show legend example
  4. Show bubble legend - Toggle the button if you want to display the total data values in a bubble form
  5. Show grid - Toggle the button to get rid of or add the grid
  6. Y-axis title - Add a title to your Y-axis

1.3 Widget placement

Choose how you would like to align your bubble chart widget. You can choose to align it to one side and have explanatory text or another widget on the other side or center it.

widget styling - bubble chart

  • Left - widget will be aligned to the left side of the page, in a column layout
  • Center - widget will be presented centered across the entire page from the left to the right (full width)
  • Right - widget will be aligned to the right side of the page, in a column layout


The max-width of one page is 810 px. To leave some room for spacing the recommended  Width value is around 600 px.

Use the arrows or enter a value for the chart height and width. If you choose to place the bubble chart on either the left or the right side of the page, the chart will be automatically resized.

update preview button

Click the Update preview button to see how the widget you've created looks like.

2 Widget logic rules

The widget logic rules are similar to the rules in our survey editor and can be used if you want the top-flop table to only be displayed in certain instances. If you want to show a general widget that is visualized every time a PDF report is generated, you can choose not to include a widget logic rule. Learn more about Widget Logic

widget logic rule

Once you've saved your logic rules, don't forget to save PDF, and you're ready to add more widgets!

3 Other available widgets

Why not check out our other widget guides and learn how to add other types of content to your PDF?

Here is a full list of widgets like text, image, table, and more!

Vincent is the author of this solution article.

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