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chatters22
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How can I apply a watermark on report pages across all visualisations?

Hi,

 

We've been having issues with users sharing/using Power BI reports whilst still in development/UAT. We want to apply a watermark on report pages to show that the they're still in development and haven't been published for production use.

 

The ideal option is to have the below image as the watermark which appears as a full page image in front of all visualisations on each page.

chatters22_1-1675029340268.png

Is this possible? I haven't been able to find any options to do it, or any articles/discussions on how to achieve it.

 

Or if anyone has alternative methods of making it obvious reports are still in development and not for production use please share.

 

Many Thanks

 

 

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Murgsie
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I used Insert-Shapes (rectangle, eg).
Then format the shape's "style" ->"text", with text & font having formulas.
For text formula, the format style = "Field value" and its value is a measure I created (eg. WatermarkMessage = "Report in Development" ).
For font formula, the format style = "Field value" and its value is a measurie I created (eg. 
ColourRedTransparent30 = "#FF000030" .. the final 30 is 30% gradient). I formated the shape so that background is "off" and no borders. Voila.. you're done

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Murgsie
Regular Visitor

I used Insert-Shapes (rectangle, eg).
Then format the shape's "style" ->"text", with text & font having formulas.
For text formula, the format style = "Field value" and its value is a measure I created (eg. WatermarkMessage = "Report in Development" ).
For font formula, the format style = "Field value" and its value is a measurie I created (eg. 
ColourRedTransparent30 = "#FF000030" .. the final 30 is 30% gradient). I formated the shape so that background is "off" and no borders. Voila.. you're done

Thanks for this @Murgsie. Your suggestion for how to create the watermark works perfectly based on what I was asking for.

However, I've now realised that in applying the watermark image it prevents user interaction with the underlying visuals, which will be required in most circumstances. I don't think there will be any solution available which would apply a watermark image, but still allow intercation with underlying visuals.

Thanks anyway.

Greg_Deckler
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@chatters22 You could use an image with a transparent background and simply use the Insert ribbon tab to insert the image and size it so that it takes up the full canvas and then use the Format tab to put the image in front of all other visuals on the page.


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It's an option, however the text in the image blocks the visualisations and we need the text to be transparent too so the report can still be viewed.

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Hi @chatters22 ,

 

I believe the easiest way is to create a background for your canvas or (if you are already using a background) make a second version with the watermark.  In the report page with no visuals selected go to format | canvas | background. 

 

Here is one of the several links available for background design in PPT.

Thanks for the suggestion @PBI_hlpr1 

I had already found that video and tried using the background option, however when adding visuals they mask the background and block the text.

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