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Export to PowerPoint with individual image elements

Currently, the Export to PowerPoint feature exports one image file per report. Update the Export to PowerPoint feature to support exporting an image per report visual instead.

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      • Anaplan Man commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why is this function now no longer available ? There is no benefit in having a Report page created as a single image in Power Point. I could just do a screen cut and paste to have the same effect.

      • Ryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I see that no one has brought this up in a while. I know at one point in time this functionality existed. It seems to have been removed when an update was made months ago. Did something happen that has made this functionality impossible to restore, because if not this seems like low hanging fruit?

      • Nadia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Or at least have the function to export visuals to Excel or PowerPoint so you can select what you want only ?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One of the key arguments to sell PBI instead of competitors is integration with the Office environment. The intercation with the Office tools must be flexible and out of the box!

      • Matthew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any official word back on if this function is just dead to us? Should we abandon hope?

      • Jennifer McCullough commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My company began using PowerBI recently and I was not able to experience this capability. But as per previous comments, it seems like this was an export with objects/tiles as individual images when exported to PowerPoint. Extremely disappointing that this functionality has been removed. There isn't much reason to export to PowerPoint if the user can't control which images they present, or separate to provide focus. Desperately need this functionality incorporated.

      • Rachid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm really struggling to understand why it was decided to scrap this feature, in the first place.
        Exporting to PowerPoint (as individual elements) was one of the USP's for us to use Power BI over any other BI solution.

        Unfortunately, this is not the case any more and we will have to look into other solutions.
        If existing features like this get scrapped without any good reason, who knows what's next?

      • Ike M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like that it comes as a whole image. I just beef up my page size in BI and I get really sharp image exported that looks good on ultra hd screens. However, I would prefer the export functionality to actually export everything as vectors and charts to PPT so I could post edit graphs, text etc. and even data in PPT!

      • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Since this feature was removed, the quality of the exported file dropped significantly. There is also an issue with the maps which do not expand to the level as they do in the browser. Furthermore, the file size is twice as large compared to the individual image output.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Complètement nul la capture d'ecran. Pas besoin d'un lien pour ça, autant le faire soi-même. Le seul intérêt d'un export est d'avoir chaque visualisation indépendante.... Incompréhensible.

      • Asya Sali commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, we are paying for full Power BI functionality and now this feature has been removed. It is really painful when we do not have the option to delete certain charts inside PowerPoint if there is no data in them or we just do not want to show them particularly...

      • Matthew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any comment if there are future plans to bring back this functionality? It's been about two months at this point.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Deifinetly need the separate objects export to Powerpoint back.
        Current approach is very painful, particularly wanting to keep quality image.

      • Ben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with all of these comments. This change has created a significant increase in the amount of time it takes for my team to create powerpoint slides using a different aspect ratio.

      • John Stanley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A good dashboard or BI Report does not necessarily translate to a good PowerPoint slide. Consistent with the other comments, the separate tiles was much easier to manipulate and present in PowerPoint. In current form, there's no reason to export from BI to PowerPoint... we're just snipping everything now with the related loss of resolution. While I understand this was a "preview" feature, I'm not sure why functionality would be removed. A user could always "group" the elements in PP if they need that for some reason. It would be helpful to have this feature reinstated.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The previous functionality with individual visuals and text boxes in the export to power point was the preferred solution for my company. The current solution (everything in one image) will create more work using a snipping tool to edit the slides as needed for monthly financial reports. Having the option to switch between individual visuals in the export or the full slide in the export would be ideal.

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