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Add or Remove a Text Widget from a CloudWatch Dashboard

A text widget contains a block of text in Markdown format. You can add, edit, or remove text widets from your CloudWatch dashboard.

To add a text widget to a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards.

  3. Choose a dashboard, and then choose Add widget.

  4. In the Add widget to dashboard dialog box, choose Text widget and then choose Configure.

  5. In the New text widget dialog box, for Markdown, add and format your text using Markdown, and then choose Create widget.

  6. Choose Save dashboard.

To edit a text widget on a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards.

  3. Choose a dashboard.

  4. Hover over the upper-right corner of the text block, and then choose Widget actions, Edit.

  5. In the Edit text widget dialog box, update the text as needed, and then choose Update widget.

  6. Choose Save dashboard.

To remove a text widget from a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards.

  3. Choose a dashboard.

  4. Hover over the upper-right corner of the text block, and then choose Widget actions, Delete.

  5. Choose Save dashboard.