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ton-v Frequent Visitor
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Export table to pdf



i have done all my reportings, and i am suprised that when i export it to pdf. Powerbi makes only a print screen of what is on screen.


This is really not what i wanted to do, i have more than 60 rows on some reportings and not all my users have a powerbi license. 


Its really frustating that all this work is done for nothing, btw i know that i can export it on csv but then all the formating's gone.


How is that possible that a so simple feature is not on powerbi ? Is there a simple solution to deal with this or is it better to unistall Powerbi and to buy another bi solution ?


Thank you in advance for your help.



v-joesh-msft Established Member
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Re: Export table to pdf

Hi @ton-v ,

The 'export to pdf' option is currently just like taking a screen capture of each report.

To export all rows of the table, it is possible to use "export data" for the table visual, but it is limited for the Export Data feature is used for exporting data without keeping the visual format in.CSV file currently.

Here is an idea you could vote for it to improve this feature.

Export to PDF needs to include all rows in a Table or Matrix visualization

You can try to increase the text size or increase the page size so every entry is visible before exporting to pdf.


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Joey
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ton-v Frequent Visitor
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Re: Export table to pdf

Sorry but this is not a solution, i have seen ideas that are there for 3 years and are still not in the program.


Thank you for trying to help me but i will just unistall this BI and will look for another one.


Have a nice day

Joren_venema Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Export table to pdf

Power BI can make use of Power BI Paginated report builder to create pixel perfect reports optimized for exporting and printing. The biggest drawback at the moment is that it can only be published to the power bi service when you have a Premium license. It bassicaly is a version of ssrs but instead you connect directly to the data model in the Power BI Service. You should be able to run the program locally and distribute the reports yourself as a pdf.


Kind regards
Joren Venema

Data & Analytics Consultant
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