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Allow proper printing of Dashboards and report pages

The lay-out of printed dashboards and report pages is lost when you print the page. Proper printing functionality is still missing (may 2018). In my humble opinion this should be a priority.

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  • Rachel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed common complaint is that users just want to be able to print what they see on the dashboard which is not possible when scrollbars are involved

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Power BI Embedded needs better printing / exporting options like in the service which supports RLS. Also would be useful to have the option to print full visualisations like tables even if they need to be scrolled on the page (print long table)

  • Wildmight commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is definitely required business case. Executives do no want to log into power bi or can't always log into power bi - hence email export of dashboard content would work better.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    need a way to iterate over the report data and print entire table by filter. say you are using account numbers, the table data would have all account numbers, but the iterative reports, output, would be by account number. and all table data, visible and non-visible would print,

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Currently, I have a nice background in Power BI reports, but when trying to print from the Power BI service the background images gets cropped and moved down at the bottom of the page. Same happens when exporting to PDF.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Printing may not be the most important function, but it cannot be that bad thought, right?

  • Julian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seconding this comment:

    "printing means all items in the report (even records that go across multiple pages) are rendered appropriately to be printed out."

    We have to have a way to print everything in a long running table. A table has to be able to be set to span multiple pages, with headers on each page.

    It is mission critical for our use case with clients, they require printed reports for executive meetings.

  • venu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree that Tableau is 1000% better than Power BI in printing and exporting, if we could get a exporting and printing functionality as same as SSRS then no doubt in moving to Power BI from Tableau.

    We are pushing back Power BI due to lack of exporting functionality.

    this should be a high priority than others.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Printing and exporting static reports is one area where Tableau is vastly superior to Power BI. In fact, its enough of a benefit to switch back to that product.

  • Yen Tee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    its simple...printing means all items in the report (even records that go across multiple pages) are rendered appropriately to be printed out.

    if you can do it in SSRS, why is this so hard?

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