FAQ

What is Tagul about?^

Tagul is a web service that enables you to create gorgeous tag clouds (aka word clouds) that you can place on your webpage or share with friends. Tagul clouds have numerous advantages against ordinary text clouds like words inside words feature, fancy fonts, various cloud shapes, customizable colors, etc. It makes Tagul clouds look so gorgeous.

How to print a cloud?^

Go to “Grab and Share” section. Click on “Save graphic image (PNG)”. Save it and then print the saved image.

How to create a cloud with Giraffe, Tree, Horse or other shape?^

Please read this blog post.

How to make all words the same size?^

Unfortunately (due to algorithm behind Tagul limitation) it is not possible to make all words *exactly* the same size. Tagul algorithm tries to precisely fill selected shape at the first place sacrificing the accuracy of words sizes. The best you can do is to choose “define” for “Tags relative size” in “Appearance” tab and move slider to the most left position. That will make Tagul to try keeping all the words the same size as much as it can.

How can I make tags links to point to my site?^

You need to edit “Tags’ links pattern” in “Tags source” tab to point to your site and then click Visualize.

How to strip common words?^

Just open “Filter common words” tab and add the words you want to filter.

How to disable repetition of words?^

Check “Keep as is” box for “Tags amount” on Appearance tab.

How to open a cloud saved in SVG (vector format) in Adobe Illustrator^

Latest versions of Adobe Illustrator (CS6 & the Creative Cloud edition) supports SVG format. If you have previous version you can try downloading Inkscape. In Inkscape please use File->Import (not File->Open) and choose your SVG saved cloud. Then you can edit, print or save your cloud in EPS format that is suitable for Adobe Illistruator, Photoshop and other imaging software.

Can I import my list of tags/words in any format?^

Export your tags in CSV format with semicolon as the separator using “word;weight;color;angle;font;url” format (see example below) and paste it in text field to load them into your cloud.

CSV example (all collumns except the first one are optional, you can leave them empty):
Cloud;36;ffff00;0;Teen bold;http://www.google.com/search?q=Cloud
Demo;32;00ff00;0;Bangers Regular;http://www.google.com/search?q=Demo
non;12;;;;http://www.google.com/search?q=Demo
eget;10;
sed;8

Can I use excel for editing my tags list?^

Sure. Just create an excel spreadsheet with your tags data (see the screenshot below).
Excel screenshot
Then copy it (without header) and paste to your cloud text field.
Once it is done click Visualize button and your tags will be automatically copied to the list.

What is words weight?^

The words weight specifies how heavy the word is. The heavier the word is the bigger it will be in your cloud. Use this parameter to control your words size.

How to make background transparent?^

If you want to make background transparent go to “Colors and Animations” section and move alpha slider to the left (see bottom right corner of the screenshot below):
Transparent background option
Then save your cloud. That’s it. The below are some examples of demo cloud with transparent background.
Page with black background
Page with pink background
Page with grey background

How can I ask a question?^

Just post it in the forums or email your question to .