Skip to main content
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Find everything you need to get certified on Fabric—skills challenges, live sessions, exam prep, role guidance, and more. Get started

Reply

A couple problems exporting to PDF

Hi all. I've created a report with page size set to letter. It's laid out like a document and intended to be exported to PDF. I created it last year for that purpose and it worked fine. I get new data for it every year, and just updated the data for it yesterday. However when I try to export it after adding the updated data, I am running into 2 problems.

 

  1. The PDF has a random horizontal gray line running across about 90% of the page in the top margin which does not correspond to anything in the report, and which did not appear in the PDFs I exported from this report a few months ago
  2. Despite having page size set to letter, the PDFs that get exported are 9.5"x12" instead of standard letter size which is 8.5"x11". I'm not sure where the extra inch on both dimensions is coming from.

Interestingly when I have one of my coworkers export it, the gray line does not appear in the PDF but the document is still 9.5"x12".

 

I appreciate any suggestions on how to resolve either of these problems. Thanks!

1 REPLY 1
v-yangliu-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi  @jcpewittyancey  ,

Use desktop to export PDF, horizontal gray lines will appear

v-yangliu-msft_0-1611911219623.png

Use services to export PDF, horizontal gray lines will appear

v-yangliu-msft_1-1611911219627.png

Regarding the exported PDF is 9.5"x12" instead of the standard letter size of 8.5"x11", you can check the link, I hope it will help you:

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Export-to-PDF-not-Exprting-to-correct-Size/m-p/694094

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Service/Export-to-PDF-from-Power-BI-Service/m-p/568827

https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Exporting-to-PDF-layout-issues/m-p/1595147

 

Best Regards,

Liu Yang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Helpful resources

Announcements
July 2024 Power BI Update

Power BI Monthly Update - July 2024

Check out the July 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

July Newsletter

Fabric Community Update - July 2024

Find out what's new and trending in the Fabric Community.