TIBCO Cloud™ Spotfire® Business Author User's Guide

Maximizing the canvas

To get maximum display area for the canvas, you can hide the top menu bar, and the authoring bar to the left. The padding around the canvas will also be removed. In addition, it is possible to enter full screen mode to make even more space available for the actual visualizations.

About this task

A maximized canvas might be beneficial when displaying dashboards, for example on huge screens, or when you simply want a cleaner look, given that the interaction capabilities provided from the bars are not needed.


  1. On the menu bar, select View > Maximize canvas.
    The bars are hidden, and the canvas gets a larger display area.
    Note: To show the bars, press the Esc key.
  2. If you want to display the maximized canvas in full screen mode, press the F11 key.
    The maximized canvas covers the entire screen.
    Note: To exit the full screen mode, press the F11 key once again.