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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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      • 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.

      • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is absolutely needed! A hidden page is not meant to be visible to the client. This is a defect.

      • Scheidl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is definitely a bug. I cannot see why would someone would like to export to PowerPoint what was not initially displayed in the online version.

        Let's see how long it takes for Power BI team to add this extra line of code "if hidden then continue;" :D

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree with this. Preferably remove the 15 page limit too and add the export feature to desktop.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "the hidden pages were not revealed when exported to PowerPoint" : It would be great to be able to choose

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