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acox
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PowerPoint Slideshow (ppsx) Doesn't Display Power BI Report Pages

We need to show our Power BI report pages live in our shop and breakroom. We were using the Power BI Windows app but are working on transitioning since it was depreciated. The only replacement that we've identified is the PowerPoint live connection to report pages. This works, however our need is to have the slideshows begin on the display machines' startup of so that no manual input is required. To accomplish this we saved the PowerPoints as slideshows (ppsx). When these slideshows are launched however, they only show a blank screen. The report pages are there, since links can be clicked, but they do not display. Upon investigation they will display if the simple action of showing all slides, then selecting one or exiting, is used. Once a slide is shown after going to all slides, all pages display properly. This doesn't satisfy our needs for the slideshows to be automatic however.

 

Things that I have tried so far:

Opening the slideshow in safe mode. This does work, however it does not allow the reports to be live.

Disabling the one application add-in that was active with no effect.

Disabling slideshow hardware graphics acceleration with no effect.

Switched slideshow monitor from automatic to primary with no effect.

Run the slideshow on multiple different machines, each had the same issue.

 

Any assistance is much appreciated.

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v-yohua-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @acox 

First, make sure that PowerPoint and any Power BI add-ins you use are up to date. Outdated software can sometimes cause compatibility issues or bugs. For more information about the Power BI PowerPoint add-in and how to use it, see this document:

View and present live Power BI data in PowerPoint - Power BI | Microsoft Learn


Because of the problem launching the slideshow (PPSX) file, adjusting the slideshow settings may help. Specifically, you can try setting the slideshow to start automatically when it opens. This can be done by going to the tab, selecting , and then selecting . This setup is designed for unattended displays.
To automatically start PowerPoint slides at startup, consider using the Windows Task Scheduler. You can create a task that triggers the opening of a PPSX file when the computer boots up. You can check the following link:

Task Scheduler for developers - Win32 apps | Microsoft Learn

 

Since the issue persists on multiple computers, it is unlikely to be a hardware-specific issue. However, it's worth checking the display settings and graphics drivers on your computer to make sure they're configured correctly and up to date.

If you're still having problems, then try Ibendlin's method.

 

How to Get Your Question Answered Quickly 

Best Regards

Yongkang Hua

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

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v-yohua-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @acox 

First, make sure that PowerPoint and any Power BI add-ins you use are up to date. Outdated software can sometimes cause compatibility issues or bugs. For more information about the Power BI PowerPoint add-in and how to use it, see this document:

View and present live Power BI data in PowerPoint - Power BI | Microsoft Learn


Because of the problem launching the slideshow (PPSX) file, adjusting the slideshow settings may help. Specifically, you can try setting the slideshow to start automatically when it opens. This can be done by going to the tab, selecting , and then selecting . This setup is designed for unattended displays.
To automatically start PowerPoint slides at startup, consider using the Windows Task Scheduler. You can create a task that triggers the opening of a PPSX file when the computer boots up. You can check the following link:

Task Scheduler for developers - Win32 apps | Microsoft Learn

 

Since the issue persists on multiple computers, it is unlikely to be a hardware-specific issue. However, it's worth checking the display settings and graphics drivers on your computer to make sure they're configured correctly and up to date.

If you're still having problems, then try Ibendlin's method.

 

How to Get Your Question Answered Quickly 

Best Regards

Yongkang Hua

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

lbendlin
Super User
Super User

If you have a Pro license you can open a Pro ticket at https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/newsupportticket/powerbi
Otherwise you can raise an issue at https://community.fabric.microsoft.com/t5/Issues/idb-p/Issues .

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