Maximize space on your Boards by consolidating Cards into Stacks.
Stacked Cards is a Board design feature that allows you to have different Cards on the same space on a Board with a highly efficient footprint and no reduction in performance. In this way, you can easily navigate between Cards without having to scroll through a giant Board or move between Boards.
Things to note about Stacke Cards, before we dive into how to configure them:
- Though the Cards are stacked, they can still be edited independently via the ellipses dropdown in the above image.
- Changing the Permissions, View, Filters, etc. of one Card will not alter the other Card(s) in the stack.
- The header/s of each Card in the stack are also configured independently. However, all Cards in a stack will have the same height, and editing Card height on one Card will change the height of all Cards in the stack.
- Stacked Cards only count as one of the 16 allowable Cards on a Board, since they share the same position.
Some examples of useful Stacked Cards include:
- Changing the Filters on each Card so they show different Locations’ or Users’ Items
- Showing daily, weekly, monthly, and annual data on Charts
- Activity Feeds for different kinds of Items
How to Stack Cards
In order to stack Cards, you must have the Edit Boards Role Permission or be an Editor of this Board.
First, navigate to or create the Cards you want to stack. Any type of Card can be stacked with any other type (Widget, List, Report, etc.).
Click and hold while dragging and dropping one Card on top of another, taking care to position the moving Card so that the dashed line appears around the Card with which you’d like to stack it.
Release the Card, and click Stack in the resulting popup window to confirm that you’d like to stack these Cards. The Card that was moved will be placed behind the stationary Card.
When you stack Cards, they’ll appear that way for anyone who has access to view this Board; the changes aren’t private to you.
Repeat as many times as necessary to stack all desired Cards.
You may also drag and drop Stacked Cards on top of other individual Cards or Stacked Cards to create bigger stacks. Again, the moving Stack will be placed behind the stationary Stack.
The number of stacked Cards will be indicated in the lower right corner of the Stack.
Navigating Through Stacked Cards
To see what Cards are in a stack, click the arrow icon to the left of the Card title.
Clicking on a Card title in this list will pull up that Card in the stack.
To easily scroll through the Cards in the stack, click the up and down arrows that appear to the right of the Card title when hovering your mouse over the Card Header.
Expanding a Card from this header will only show that individual Card, rather than the entire Stack.
Hover over the header at the top of the Stacked Cards. Click the ellipses menu, select Stack, and select Unstack Card. This will remove the current Card from the stack and place it in the top left corner of the Board Section. Because there is a maximum of 16 Cards allowed on a Board, this option will not appear if you currently have 16 Cards.
Reorganize a Stack
By default, the Card that is moved onto another Card or stack is placed at the back of the stack. These can be manually rearranged by hovering over the header at the top of the Stacked Cards. Click the ellipses menu and then select Stack to edit the Card order.
Select Send Card Backward to move it back one place in the stack, or Send Card to Back to move it all the way to the back of the stack. These options will not appear if the Card is already at the back of the stack.
Select Send Card Forward to move the Card one place forward in the stack or Send Card to Front to move it all the way to the front of the stack. These options will not appear if the Card is already at the front of the stack.
Copy a Stack
Hover over the header at the top of the Stacked Cards. Click the ellipses menu, select Stack, and select Copy Stack. You can then select whether you’d like to copy the stack to this Board or another Board. If copying the stack to the same Board, it’ll appear in the top left corner of the Board Section. If copying the stack to another Board, it’ll appear in the top left corner of the Board.
Because there is a maximum of 16 Cards allowed on a Board, this option will not appear if you currently have 16 cards.
To copy a stack to another Board, you must have edit permission on the Board or be have the Board Administrator Role Permission.
Delete a Stack
Hover over the header at the top of the Stacked Cards. Click the ellipses menu, select Stack, and select Delete Stack. This will permanently delete all Cards in the stack.