Using the narrative settings menu, you can add more context to your narratives in the 'characterizations' tab. This is where you can tell the Quill for Power BI extension about the types of values you are evaluating so you can get a more impactful narrative. This guide will introduce those options. 


Measure Characterizations


After opening the settings menu, click on 'Characterizations." Here, you will see the measures listed. You will be able to provide characterizations to each individual measure in your chart.



(1) You can tell the extension whether larger values in your chart are considered good or bad. The story will adjust based on whether an increase in a measure is considered positive or not. Similarly, in a bar chart and other chart types, the narrative will adjust based on if a larger bar is considered a good thing for your purposes.



(2) You can tell the extension whether values should be added together. adding values together or not. For example, if you were examining the movement of a stock price over a year's worth of days, you would not want the narrative to add up the stock price on each day into a grand total when examining the series. However, monthly revenue may be appropriate to sum to a grand yearly total.



(3) Choose the formatting of the numbers in the narrative for that measure from the Format selection You can set the format as a raw number, money, or a percentage.