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brendaivett Regular Visitor
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Print as PDF?

Hi,

 

Is there a way to print a Power BI Desktop report as a PDF? I know could get a print screen, but I wonder if I can print it directly as a PDF.

 

Thanks!

 

Brenda

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Super User
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Re: Print as PDF?

@brendaivett The out of box functionality doesn't support that from the Desktop. The print option is only available from the Power BI Service.

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ianbarker Regular Visitor
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Re: Print as PDF?

@brendaivett there is the ability to do a standard print. 

If you have a PDF print driver installed such as CutePDF, you can simply print to you PDF printer which will generate a PDF for you.

brendaivett Regular Visitor
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Re: Print as PDF?

Thanks @ianbarker, and sorry if this is not too obvious to me, as I'm really new with Power BI, but from the Power BI Desktop, where I create the report, I don't see anywhere the printing option, I see import, export, save, etc. but not printing, am I missing something?

 

Brenda

ianbarker Regular Visitor
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Re: Print as PDF?

@brendaivett I'm really sorry, I should have mentioned that the print option is currently only available in Power BI Online. You would need to publish your report there first.
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Re: Print as PDF?

@brendaivett The out of box functionality doesn't support that from the Desktop. The print option is only available from the Power BI Service.

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brendaivett Regular Visitor
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Re: Print as PDF?

Thanks a lot @Seth_C_Bauer@ianbarker, I do still appreciate your responses.

 

Brenda

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dolss1 Frequent Visitor
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Re: Print as PDF?

We found if you use Chrome and the "Save As PDF" option,

(important- with background graphics) you can get a pretty good print.

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AndrewDang Member
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Re: Print as PDF?

@dolss1@brendaivett@Seth_C_Bauer@ianbarker

 

I have an issue that it only print my dashboard at 5% scaled down. Would you please help.

 

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Re: Print as PDF?

@AndrewDang What browser are you using? I don't see the "Scale" option. What happens if you increase that? Chrome, IE, Edge - I can't get that to display, and the functionality works in all.

If it isn't that, is the report page a custom size, or just default?

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AndrewDang Member
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Re: Print as PDF?

@Seth_C_Bauer

 

I had tried both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. I had the same issue with both.

 

Thanks;

Andrew