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Align Page Background Shapes made in PowerPoint in your PowerBI Desktop Report

It is recommended to create shapes/ visuals in PowerPoint and add them as background page in you PowerBI Report.

Issue: It take a lot of time to align the shapes created in PowerPoint to your visuals in PBI.

How do I do it?

1) I first grab a screenshot of my PBI Report and paste it in PowerPoint.

2) In PowerPoint, paste the picture and go to Picture Format> Selection Pane. In the Selection Pane, lock the picture so that it does not move.


3) Next go to Picture Format> Transparency> Picture Transparency Options. In the Format Picture Pane, change the transparency to say 60%.


3) Now you can overlay your shapes over this picture. I generally use "Send To Back" on my shapes and adjusting their dimensions by selecting it from the Selection Pane (If you push the picture back, you cannot select it from the screen). This helps me to adjust the shape better as I see how it looks along with the background.


4) Once I am done with all the shapes, I simply hide the background picture(or it can be deleted). I hide it in case I need to make changes later.



5) Use CTRL+A to select all, right click inside the selected shapes and Save as Picture. Save as a .png file.


6) In PowerBI, click on the page, go to Format Page> Visualizations. Browse for your image and either use fill or fit with transparency as zero to get the below result










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Hi @Anonymous ,


Thanks for sharing.

You may consider to submit this as an idea. 


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Community Support Team _ Jay
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