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Maexchen Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Export to PowerPoint (Preview) feedback

I don't really mind that it is one picture now (though I can see that being able to move or remove single items can be a better option) However this is now effectively a beefed up screenshot function. As such I would expect it to honor filters I have applied and being able to export custom visuals. So please fix this or provide a "screenshot to powerpoint" function that alllows people with one click to export exactly what they see.

StuartMiller Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Single image slides

The change to a single image slide is a major loss of functionality for me and my client!  It has broken our dashboards.

We were generating a slideshow that looped through slide decks for presentation on company TV screens as an easily-viewable dashboard.

We had each individual tile graphic updating with an animation or pulse, so that we could draw attention to updates from slide to slide.

 

PLEASE restore this functionality!!

 

Either that, or provide us the ability to configure (like in PowerPoint) an animation on the tiles to update them.  Since there's no way to configure a smooth change from one filter value to another, this is at least a workaround.

Consider how basic it should be to automatically (without manual interaction): update each tile to filter for a different time period (month to month, last 2 years, last 1 year, last 6 months, etc) or for different filter values (by product line or region, etc).

With individual tile graphics, we could effectively do that.  Now we can do nothing.  And since PowerPoint just takes snapshots and doesn't dynamically retrieve updates, it has to be generated any time the data changes, and that just kills many uses entirely.  Especially since it appears you also killed the Office Docs App that used to allow us to embed tiles.

dsandberg Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Export to PowerPoint (Preview) feedback

When exporting a report which includes a ggplot R graphic to .pptx, I'm now seeing this message:

"R visuals are a Power Bi Pro feature. Only users with a Power BI Pro license can create, view..."

 

Pretty sure I'm licensed as a Power Pro user. I see "custom visuals" are not supported, but this error message feels misleading to me.

 

Did I miss something in the configuration? Is the wrong error message appearing?

 

In general, I like this option, but the 15 page export limit causes more work as I have to split my .pbix files into smaller chunks. I am only pursuing the "export to .ppt" as a means to satisfy the lack of a printing capability. The users who wish to consume this data are very "attachment-oriented", which is to say, they want data pushed to them via email so it can be printed or reviewed.

 

I know many are inclined to scoff at a "print" function in favor of a paperless or mobile approach, but that does not work for all.

alm5084 Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Export to PowerPoint (Preview) feedback

Using the export to powerpoint was my workaround for lack of print functionality as well. People want to print these things out - who am I to say they are doing their work incorrectly if they want to print? The more I look into it, the better Tableau is sounding. Tableau can print.

bajee Member
Member

Re: Export to PowerPoint (Preview) feedback

Hi All,

 

Still It's not supporting for custom visualizations.

 

 

Regards,

Bajee. 

dsandberg Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Export to PowerPoint (Preview) feedback

Can you provide any insight as to why my R script (ggplot) visualization, when exported to .pptx, says: ""R visuals are a Power Bi Pro feature. Only users with a Power BI Pro license can create, view..."

 

If an R script is a "custom visual", then I would suggest Microsoft's error/informational message is misleading. If R scripts are not really "custom" and I am a Power BI Pro licensee, then I missed something in the configuration.

PoolR
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Re: Export to PowerPoint (Preview) feedback

IMO for this preview to really be of use, supporting insession activity such as filtering is a must have.  Or at least inheriting URL filtering when exporting to PPT, so that can be used as a filter workaround.

 

Hope to see that added real soon!

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iam0kru Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Export to PowerPoint (Preview) feedback

Is there a way to export to PowerPoint but have the whole report show up?  If I export a report with a table visual and the number of rows is too high (which is most of my reports) then the export just shows the current rows showing on the screen.

PoolR
Advisor

Re: Export to PowerPoint (Preview) feedback

Additionally, from a user experience point of view, exporting pages should not include hidden pages in the dashboard. And while we're at it: an option to disable having the first autogenerated PPT introsheet as well as an option to disable adding hyperlinks to de report in de services (when using embedded reports). 

 

To clarify: with these addtional feature requests included, this feature can be used to create static reports in a stunning way. I've already experimented with this and it looks promising. 

Seward12533 New Contributor
New Contributor

Hidden Pages count towards 15 Page Limit

I could not see this reported elswhere but it appears that the hidden pages are counting towards the 15 Page limit. I have a report with 11 Pages but 6 others that are hidden.  I will remove the Hidden Pages would suggest that when this feature you might consider how to ignore hidden pages.