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copy screenshot of visual to clipboard

I know that we can now click on the menu of a visual and choose to export data. But what about exporting a screenshot of the visual to clipboard?

I suggest adding the option "copy visual to clipboard" right next to the option to export data from the visual. Here is a screenshot of what I mean:

Also, perhaps allow users to copy the visual to clipboard by hitting CTRL-C?

My users are in dire need of this functionality because they often copy and paste charts into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations, and not all of them are savvy enough with MS Paint and screenshot capture tools (e.g. Snagit, snip tool, etc).

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  • Sairam Varadharaj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would definitely be a neat feature to have, when it comes to the need, to add certain visuals to to my presentations. Today I have to jump on multiple steps to get this done.

  • Neil MacMullen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    <sob> How can this still not be implemented? Ridiculous that in 2019 I have to keep firing up the snipping tool to copy interesting visuals to other applications.

  • James Cox commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Currently using Tableau and considering switching our entire organisation to Power BI as it's a lot cheaper, and nearly as good. Inability to copy and paste to Word/PowerPoint completely undermines the product.

    Shame, as Tableau doesn't particularly support this function (it only pastes as bitmap as they removed the .wmf functionality about 5 years ago and never reinstated).

  • Jimmy Chacko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is extremely important to have an option to copy visuals to Word/Excel/PowerPoint. It will will be fantastic if we can have a linked copy of the image.

  • Josh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have just started using PowerBI at our organization. Without the ability for our directors to copy the visuals into a report or presentation, I might as well go back to using Excel only.

  • Pravallika commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a must have. Other competitive tools do allow this between their own report types atleast.

  • Billy Moran commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also get this request constantly and I feel not having it drives people away from using the report. They just recreate similar things in Excel so they can easily copy & paste.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a really useful addition to allow single power bi visuals to be copied into word/ppt.

  • Ron van Veldhuizen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For embracing powerbi within our organisation it would really help if it is made possible to copy visualisations to a management report in WORD.

  • Mark Heydon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a great enhancement.
    I often have to send screenshots of Power BI reports to external parties, which I generally do by snipping a picture into a powerpoint slide. It can be cumbersome to make the snipped image neat. The ability to save the entire report to PPT is useful, but it is very slow and if you only want a slide or two, then copying the slide to the clipboard would be a lot quicker and easier.

  • Michael Lindholm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Using Power BI for the first time and ran into this issue right away. This should be fixed, now always need to use a screen capture software

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