Export to Powerpoint

Status: Accepted
by jlilleystone Visitor on ‎03-03-2017 01:46 AM

We like to use the Export to Powerpoint feature but I think we've found a bug. If I publish a report from PBI desktop to the PBI.com service and then export the report to Powerpoint it works fine. If in the PBI.com service I take a copy of that report to modify it (by using Save As and giving it a different filename) the export to Powerpoint produces blank slides for each page in the report. The report has no embedded images and only has 5 or 6 pages in the report. Please help - being able to export consistently to Powerpoint is a big part of our use of PBI. If it doesnt work we may have to stop using it. Of course we can take screen grabs of each page and paste them into Powerpoint but I wouldnt expect my users to have to resort to that approach. Thanks.

Status: Accepted
by jmonnette Visitor
on ‎03-03-2017 10:57 AM

We are having a similar issue.  In our case, any report that we create in Power BI service produces blank PowerPoint slides.  Reports produced in Power BI Desktop and published to Power BI service produce correct slides.

by nikkool Frequent Visitor
on ‎03-03-2017 11:32 PM

I have the exact same issue. Downloading the PBI service created report as its own pbix and then re-uploading it works as a workaround (as it duplicates the data set), but please look into the underlying issue.

by ellipsises Visitor
on ‎03-06-2017 05:41 PM

Same issue here, tried changing a few things, but can't get anything to work.

by Community Support Team
on ‎03-06-2017 09:53 PM

@jlilleystone @nikkool @ellipsises


The Power BI team is aware of the issue and is working on a fix. Please keep an eye on the support site.


Export to Powerpoint_1.jpg 


Best Regards,


by Vicky_Song Established Member
on ‎03-06-2017 09:53 PM
Status changed to: Accepted
by RobertoDePiano Occasional Visitor
on ‎03-13-2017 03:00 AM

I have the same issue but only with the last update report

by douglasbratten Frequent Visitor
on ‎03-13-2017 04:03 AM

Having the same issue. Copied a pbx, and created new pages. All data appears correctly on page, but export to powerpoint is blank.


Two issue seems to have been reported covering a similar issue, one of which claims to have resolved.


To confirm, I am having a similar issue, and it is not resolved. 

by EmmaLewis Frequent Visitor
on ‎03-13-2017 07:11 AM

I have the same issue - when is a fix expected as I have an urgent meeting to prepare for?

Is there a workarond?



by Dhilip Visitor
on ‎03-13-2017 08:24 AM

Facing the same issue. I had recently installed the new update from Power BI....

by johnk78 Visitor
on ‎03-14-2017 01:33 AM

Facing the same issue with blank pages, no custom visuals but 1 image and custom colours

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