Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tagul about?

Tagul is an online word cloud generator that enables you to create amazing and unique word cloud art with ease. Professional quality results can be achieved in no time at all, even for users with no prior knowledge of graphic design.

How to print a word cloud?

To print a word cloud click on “Print” button placed underneath your word cloud image.

If you are not satisfied with the result you can try another more robust method: go to “Download and Share” section and download your world cloud as PNG image. Then print it as any other image or picture using your image viewing / printing software.

I need to print my tagul print to fit into a 4×6 frame. How do I do that?

You need to create Tagul cloud with 4/6 = 0.67 aspect ratio.
To achieve that do the following:

  1. Select the square shape in the Geometric category in the Shapes section
  2. Click on the gear at the bottom right corner
  3. Set aspect ratio to 0.67 and click OK
  4. Visualize
  5. Download your cloud in PNG format and print it

I tried to print a cloud but it doesn’t fit into a page, how do I fix it?

Download your cloud in PNG format (in Download and Share section) and then print it as any other image or picture. Your printing software should allow you to size and position an image to fit paper size. If it doesn't we suggest you to try GIMP image editor.

How to disable repetition of all words at once (without clicking on each repeat box)?

Check “Keep as is” box for “Words amount” in Layout section.

I’ve just downloaded a cloud to my computer. Where can I find it?

Your browser may have saved the cloud to Downloads folder without notifying you. Please have a look there. This behavior can be changed in your browser settings.

How to create a word cloud with a custom shape?

  • If you wish to use a shape that is not in the default list then you need to find a suitable image first.
  • Once you found the image save it to your computer (or copy its URL if it is found on the internet) and then click on the first tile in Shapes section.
  • In the popup window choose your image (or paste its URL) and click “Load”.
  • Once the image is loaded adjust it if necessary and click OK.
That’s it. Your custom image is ready to be used. Just Visualize your cloud to see the results.

How to make Tagul word cloud in shape of a number or a word?

In any image editing software like MS Paint or Adobe Photoshop write numbers (or a word) in black on white background. Then save that image as PNG or JPEG file and use it as your custom shape.

How to use icons (special characters) in word clouds?

Please read this blog post

The size of words doesn’t seem accurate, how to fix it?

By default “Maximize” option is used for “Words size” parameter in “Layout” section. It means that words will be maximized to fit the available space when placed. Change it to “use size column from words table” to tell Tagul to use “Size” value from “Words” section when placing words.

How to make all words the same size?

Unfortunately (due to Tagul algorithm's nature) it is not possible to make all words *exactly* the same size. Tagul algorithm tries to fill the selected shape at the first place in the meantime sacrificing the accuracy of words sizes. The best you can do is to select “use size column from words table” in “Layout” section and make all the sizes equal to 1 in “Words” table. This will tell Tagul to try keeping all the words the same size as much as possible.

How does the "Size" column from the "Words" table work?

Actually there are 2 modes that controls how the "Size" column is used during the visualization process. The modes are set in the "Layout" section for the "Words size" parameter:
1) "Maximize" mode means that the "Size" column will determine the words placing sequence. Words will be paced from the biggest size to the smallest, but will occupy the maximum available space at the moment of placing.
2) "Use size column from words table" mode means the words will be still placed from the biggest size to the smallest, but a word's size will be calculated based on the "Size" value and the available space at the moment of placing. It means that Tagul will try to maintain the accurate sizes for words (as they are in the Words table), but if at some point of time there will be no enough room for a word with a specific size, Tagul will decrease the word size to fit it into the available space.

In “Words” section click on “URL options” button. Then change “Links pattern” to point to your site and click “Apply links pattern” button. Then visualize and save your cloud.

Can I import my list of words?

Prepare words data in CSV format with semicolon as the separator using “word;weight;color;angle;font;url” format (see example below). Then click “Import from text” button in Words section and paste words data in the text field to load them into your cloud.

CSV example (all columns except the first one are optional, you can leave them empty):
Cloud;36;ffff00;0;Teen bold;1;
Demo;32;00ff00;0;Bangers Regular;0;

Can I use Excel for editing my words list?

Yes you can. Create an excel spreadsheet with your words data (see the screenshot below).
Then copy it (without header) and import using “Import text” button in Words section.

Can I download my word cloud with the animation and add the animated version to a powerpoint presentation?

You can't download your word cloud with the animation. Animation is done in your browser only and therefore you can only share your cloud's link (in Download and Share section). Anyone who opens it will be able to see your cloud with the animation.

How can I ask a question?

Post it in the Forums or send it using Contact Form or email your question to