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Export to PowerPoint (Preview) feedback

This thread was created to gather feedback and communicate over the new Export to PowerPoint (Preview) feature in


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Tzvi Keisar

Program Manager, Power BI



Tzvi Keisar
Senior Program Manager @ Microsoft Power BI
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New Member

Great feature, definitely needs some additional work. The images in the PPT are fuzzy, some of the alignment off, and overlapping text/images did not come out well. Looked great on screen, but did not transfer to PPT well. I wouldn't use these unclear images in a professional setting. Additionally, the PPT needs to be published in the same page sizes as the report. I can't easily print the default 16:9 page size, so I changed everything to 4:3 so I could have clean reports - and when I sent to PPT I had a bunch of white space because it defaulted back to 16:9.

New Member

When exporting dashboards that contain "slicers" to power point, there is no control how the data is displayed.

Ideally i'd be able to slice the data in my dashboard then export to power point and the power point would display the data as I sliced it on Power BI.

Right now the data slicing doesn't transfer.


Thank you!


Not applicable

I agree!  At this point it is just easier to grab a screen shot.

New Member

When exporting dashboards that contain "slicers" I have no control over how the data appears when exported.

It'd be ideal if the export in power point matched the current data slice settings, right now that's no the case.


Thank you!


Memorable Member
Memorable Member

Hi Power BI team,


I think you just added limitation of 15 pages in this exporting feature, so could you please allow us/users to choose which pages will be exported instead of ask to re-publish report with less than 15 pages and export?

@tringuyenminh92 I agree! It would be awesome to be able to select which pages were included in the export. I think that may help with creating custom PPTX exports...

Regular Visitor

Hi Microsoft Team,


Thanks for this big debvelopemnt. 


Its really helpful for my organization. But its downloading the whole report not the only with filters.


Hope you develop this in your comming release.




New Member

THis is great.


Any word on when it will be made available to PowerBI Embedded users? (if not already)


Thanks very much


Frequent Visitor

I am thrilled that the capability to export into PowerPoint has become an option, however it isn't as valuable as it would be if the slicers applied to the reports would influence what is exported. 


The current set up of the reports requires the user to isolate the group (and there are hundreds of options) to view the data and when it's exported for the entire organization, the end user isn't able to view their specific groups.

Advocate II
Advocate II

I'm sure many other people have said it, and you have highlighted it as a drawback in the release statement already.  However, i just wanted to say that without the ability to export the report based on user interaction (drilling / slicer options etc) our users cannot really use it.  We generally have a company level report, which users then drill / filter to get to their departments data, and this is what they want to export.

Helper I
Helper I

I couldn't be able to perform export to powerpoint preview, I was getting the below error when Tried this option.


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.


Activity ID8db208ee-ad11-8ddb-c604-14d408fa58ed
Request ID78cfd700-6183-e903-0f9c-85034c39137d
Correlation ID4e01ecd6-928c-f0e0-22d7-65e3d1a66585
Status code500
TimeThu Nov 17 2016 14:46:16 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)



Please help me what can be done to resolve this issue.

Not applicable

Would be nice to have custom visuals working in the export.

New Member

the same problem for me too.


Error is:

[‎16/‎11/‎2016 11:17]
ID attività05b57e5d-6976-4198-bcf6-5acba983d394
ID richiesta07b15f43-7b98-5f84-5684-830800958ad9
ID di correlazione271186fb-c0a2-f1e5-ebdd-39d424de3665
Codice di stato500
OraWed Nov 16 2016 11:17:10 GMT+0100 (W. Europe Standard Time)
URI cluster



Not applicable

I get the error consistently on a larger report, but never on smalled ones.  Almost seems like a timeout.

New Member

I was not able to export then I was now I am back to not being able to Export.   I am getting the following Error when I try to publish to Power BI


Activity IDd6a87510-92f6-4b22-9c9c-5c7a52927d95
Request IDbec3f9e1-d06b-c95b-0e75-7e9c80fe4f1c
Correlation ID8d242111-d844-ed56-dfb5-f19010832044
Status code500
TimeTue Nov 15 2016 15:47:15 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
Cluster URI

Advocate I
Advocate I

It's worked great the few times we played around with the feature, no errors messages, display bugs or unreasonably long wait times.  But it really needs that "in-session interactivity" functionality added.  Without that we struggle to find utility in it.  

So has the issue of exporting the values on screen been resolved? ie if I add page filters, these are not being exported, but all the data is being downloaded
Not applicable

Not working for me I get this error


Activity ID169653f6-a113-41b3-9436-5abb5a06ef21
Request ID70487091-79b6-5045-9b03-7d9aa9d7cbdd
Correlation ID3b82d9be-bf06-de4d-4b35-6d26c50c6bdd
Status code500
TimeMon Nov 14 2016 15:29:10 GMT+0000 (GMT Standard Time)
Regular Visitor



Great feature and an absolute winner for my company.  Small tweaks that would make a big difference:

  1. Ability to choose to have hyperlinks removed when exporting (as recipients have found it a bit annoying to be clicking on a graph and then it opening up the PowerBI login page, removal on mass from powerpoint is not easy outside of macros)
  2. KPI tiles don't carry through Goal details, which again would be great to fix early on as we use those tiles quite a lot


Anyway great stuff, keep it coming 🙂


Best regards



Frequent Visitor

Hi, the new feature is great, and much needed for my organization.  The issue I find is that sometimes the export works, and other times it does not.  My data is being accessed using a gateway to an SSAS cube.  Is this a top priority to resolve?  It is becoming a showstopper for my organization, as this export function is critical.  Many thanks!
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.
Activity IDbb0acfe8-29bb-4454-908b-f1aa55d390e8
Request IDe613e272-760a-ddf5-2d3e-8e1cfa19099a
Correlation ID956469cb-769b-c041-3f87-14cc3e7eb59f
Status code500
TimeWed Nov 09 2016 10:18:21 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

I am having the same issue.  It worked last week now it doesn't and I am getting the error below.  Not sure what I am supposed to do now. 

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