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
This is coming soon when we also release filtered export capabilities in the service. We’ll have an update on this status shortly!
Leon Dijkers commented
When can we expect this to be released? It's been a while since work on this item has started.
Charlie McKeon commented
Yes, PBI users should have the choice. If they want to export a hidden page they can unhide the page before export. Common sense suggests that users who have hidden a page want the page hidden from view in their export to PowerPoint as well.
Such a simple issue takes several years to get fixed, no wonder Tableau is winning. They know how to hide sheets.
How many 'Votes' do you need for a BUG fix, so that hidden pages are not exported by default?
IMHO, this is not about a feature request, but it should be considered as a bug, as 'hidden' pages are supposed to be hidden. This makes PBI look like a joke, especially to the report consumers ranging up to the senior leadership team, who often just want to run the PPT exports, and then be surprised to see report drafts or development work.
This makes them questioning if PBI is the right tool going forward, or better switch to more 'professional' tools ... a marketing desaster. All the good work blown away in a second.
Tom Lucas commented
Appreciate if a fix can be identified for this. The work around leads to duplication of power BI desktop files and manual duplication of work. This would be a great improvement to user experience.
Prab K commented
Hidden tabs are not really "hidden" if they show up when exported. Very disappointed to find this limitation after sharing workspace link with all stakeholders. My hidden tabs are not confidential anymore, which they should be! Please fix ASAP.
"Coming Soon" and "Update Shortly" - is the last communication from MSPBI over a year ago. You guys make us look like liars in front of our clients -- it's not fabulous.
So today one of our clients called me asking me about my hidden reports . What's the point of hiding of hiding the pages on Desktop only for them to be visible on Service export to PowerPoint. Clearly someone is not applying common sense.
David PROVOST commented
Amazing ! This definitely prevents us to build neat PDF from report, as tooltip pages are not designed for rendering without a particular context. We alsao have some hidden debug pages, and a version control / tech documentation pages... don't want thousands of end-users to see this !!!
Still an issue almost 2 years later. When you have 50 tabs in a file, of which 25 are under development, you don't want end users nosing through everything asking a ton of questions on a not-ready-for-primetime view. Please fix!
This should definitely be fixed. You should have possibility to have "completely hidden" pages which end user is not able to extract. For example, I've used hidden pages for tooltips, administrative purposes, pages which are currently under development etc.
The highly undesirable option to export hidden reports to powerpoint (among others) also gives end users the option to display the hidden report IN powerbi.com since it exploids the otherwise fairly unknown reportID. Very very strange. This should be fixed in my opinion
David Pitts commented
There is a Exclude Hidden Pages Check box now (at least on the PDF export) , but it is not set to On as Default, The Default should be to exclude the Hidden Pages. If the Author Intended Folks to see this as default why did Would you Hide the Sheet?
I also Agree that it would be nice to be able to Set a Page as "Totally Hidden"
Highly relevant, please fix it ASAP
Agostinho Ferreira commented
Reported at beginning of 2018, started more then half a year passed since this coming soon...
Shouldn't be that hard don't export hidden pages (PDF and Powerpoint)...
Don't get me wrong the new features coming out are awesome but this simple stuff are super frustrating...
Had to rollback a beautiful tool tip implementation because the export looks sloppy and we can't send that to our clients...
Ross Edwards commented
The fact this security flaw hasn't been fixed baffles me. This feature is disabled in our tenancy and its never going to be turned back on until this get fixed.
Export to PDF includes the hidden pages as well. Please include this fix.
Come on, why would an admin hide a tab? Exactly: because he does not want anyone to see them? The "solution" that you have right now (letting the end user chose if he wants to export the hidden tabs) clearly isn't one.
You must give the admin the ability to totally hide the tabs from the end user.
Ryan Bentham commented
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.
Nicholas Saunders commented
Given the end user an "option" to see the hidden page isn't a fix.