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Export to Powerpoint - Hide "Hidden" Pages

Export to PowerPoint reveals "hidden" Pages, and the "hidden" pages contribute to the maximum of export limit of 15 pages. It would be great if:
a) the hidden pages did not contribute to the maximum 15 pages
b) the hidden pages were not revealed when exported to PowerPoint

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  • Ryan Bentham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we please have the ability to REMOVE the option for the user to export hidden tabs. Maybe within a Report's Settings (or even tennant Admin Portal) have a setting for "Allow/disable users to export hidden tabs"

    The issue i'm facing is that a number of my reports have hidden tabs that contain either tooltips, drill-through pages or WIP pages and I hate the thought that users of my reports can see those pages if they choose to include 'hidden pages' in an export to PDF or PowerPoint.

    Idea: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/37314028-ability-to-disable-option-for-user-to-export-hidde)

  • Andi K. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    as we are using 'hidden' pages often for report & data validation I would love to see a functionality to 'not allow' export of hidden pages which cannot be switched by report consumer.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Are you stupid? Do you even know what's the meaning of "Hidden page"?
    We hide the pages because we don't want to user to see them.
    Why would you even allow user to export those pages?

  • Klaudia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    by default hidden tabs should not export, please change it ASAP as it destroys whole good idea of exporting with filters

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What would make the most sense is if there was an option for the Report Builder to select which Tabs are exportable, whether they are hidden or not.

    This will allow control over which tabs are accessible and if the user was presented which a check box selection of all Tabs that are available to export and include in the PowerPoint or PDF, that would be the most powerful option.

  • Kristina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So with the new update, there is now an option to Include or Exclude hidden pages. But how do we set a default option to exclude hidden pages? We do not want end users with view only access to be able to see the hidden pages - these are hidden for a reason.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wouldn't it be nice if MS concentrated on fixing all the simple anoying things before mucking around with AI.

  • Neil John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A defect for sure - please fix, power BI team. I use multiple hidden sheets for tool tips, drill-through detail and for developers validations and QA of data which is useful to keep within the file.

  • Laz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This felt like a bug to me!
    I cant see any reason why you would wan't to have the tool tips pages appear in an export to PDF.

  • alpha2050 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I feel this is a glitch, if someone is hiding a page - why is it exporting to ppt ?

  • jmpedraza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with this. If the page is hidden in the report, it should not be printed in PowerPoint. For the reports I've created, hidden pages are usually only used for testing, design, or revisions, so having them printed in PowerPoint is a problem.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wow - This was a highly unexpected behavior that I just discovered today (hadn't used it before at all), and makes no sense to me.
    This makes the hidden report feature sort of useless and must confuse som non-admin endusers. I have a lot great stuff to say about Power BI, but some features a still clearly early in the maturing phase before being a rounded and full-featured product.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Essential - we have lots of hidden pages which are for drill down - when the report exports to Power point it shouldn't include these. Or at least provide an option to exclude hidden pages.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with this. If the page is hidden in the report then it should not print in PowerPoint. For reports I've created, the hidden pages are typically only used for drill through, so having them print into the PowerPoint serves no purpose.

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