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Enjoy? After waiting almost a year - I thougth that we get an awsome feature. But the export to PPT is far away of what your customers asked for. The idea was to have a feature enabling us to work more efficient with reports on paper, but what has been released is probably not usable for the most of the 4000+ supporter of the idea. To get the same result, I just print the report as PDF... So there is no benefit - except having single pictures of what I got also with a screenshot. I'm still not able to export the reports in a propper way in our CI/CD, there is no template setting, no filtering, each report with custom visuals is not usable, no export schedule or report subscription.
We continue to print the screen of our 20 page reports filtered for HQ and 18 subsidiaries (360 Screenshots each week) as we had to do before and start looking to a third party tool.
In my opinion, it is just sad that Microsoft can't properly implement their own Office Products into their solution - we faced the same with CRM2011/2016 where we had to implement 3rd party solution to print content to Word/PDF.
Personally, I'm highly disappointed and angry, because I internally "sold" a "solution is coming soon" since April to the management. We have 400+ PBI Pro licences - and are still not able to get the reports properly on paper for management review and official reporting issues.
I'm sorry to hear your dissapointment from the feature. The benefit over taking screenshots or printing to PDF is getting single high-resolution images, which you can then use in your own presentation and resize it without it looking pixelated. Looks like this is not the case for you.
This feature is still in preview and we are working to improve it. custom visuals will be supported.
report subscription is a different ask and already in the works:
Great to hear finally one of most expected feature have been added to PowerBI. Good job!
As others mentioned there are some issues with text objects - does not look nice after export to ppt.
My doubt is also...
What if my visualization can be filtered on many different ways? I would like to choose filters other than current one to be added to my presentation too. Did you consider this?
We are able to export some reports in power point but for some reports we are getting following error.We are not using any custom visuals and R visuals in reports.
Excellent.... long awaited feature has finally surfaced.
I believe lot of efforts and time have already been invested and I am sure MS team must be working on to further improvise features available as of now. So anxiously look forward to see custom visuals "in action" too with many more.
All Kudos to MS team.
I got 2 issues with this feature:
I will go on updating for my observation
Hey Microsoft Team, thought I would post a link to the PowerPoint that was created. I did this with the Ohio Primary and Secondary Education report posted in the Data Stories Gallery so that you can see what the real report looks like versus what was exported. Perhaps that will help you guys troubleshoot some of the issues.
Great new feature and I hope I don't sound too shocked about how well it worked for me already. But, I was rather pleasantly surprised. I'm not sure how to say that without coming off like I'm dissing you guys but I truly am not!! 🙂
Thank you for the work done.
But unfortunately my export did not work well.
Not all elements are exported, some are missed, alignment is broken, size of elements differs from the original.
In general cannot use it in work yet.
@tzvikei I saw this last night and started playing right away. I experienced why there is a high recommendation to remove background images, will that be a resolved issue in the future or will it always be recommended to keep the images removed?
We couldn't export your report to a PowerPoint file
Fantastic! Looking forward to cross filtering within PP, but absolutely brilliant having this even as a static presentation.
That said, some of my larger, more complex data models don't want to play along. Getting the following error:
Unable to export to PowerPoint
We couldn't export your report to a PowerPoint file
Please try again later or contact support. If you contact support, please provide these details.
TimeMon Oct 17 2016 11:18:02 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
That's pretty slick. It seemed to duplicate some of my Text boxes and some of my card visualizations it didn't seem to honor all of my settings but overall, really, really cool. That's awesome!
I had the same thing with text boxes. Seems that if a text box is overlapping another chart the image for the chart will pick up the text too. Overall, it looks great and I'll be able to use this feature right away. Now hopefully R and custom visuals support will be added shortly.
Did you find a way around text boxs and cards being duplicated on top of each other? I am trying to export a report to powerpoint that has a ton of these.
Any idea of the timing of being able to export with the slicer selections? People (unfortunately) still want to print these things, and since the print functionality is EXTREMELY unusable, exporting to PowerPoint and then printing is really the only option.
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