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Allow the creation of a Theme Pack

Allow for the creation of a corporate color theme pack. Same principle of styles in Excel: I define a set of styles (colors, fonts, background, format,...) and apply to my report items. For example, let me set the default slicer background color to a suitable shade so that all slicer created start with my default color settings. I would also like to be able to save me color scheme separately so that i can share it with colleagues to create a consistent feel.

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Thanks everyone for the votes for theming! This month we finally made our report theming feature generally available: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-august-2018-feature-summary/#Theming

Of course, we will continue to iterate and improve on the feature, like we do all our features, so please propose new ideas if there’s something specific you’d like us to add.

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  • Scott Futryk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Amanda, do you think we can at least have an update as your "STARTED" update was dated March 6, 2017 and it is now February 6, 2018 = 335 DAYS ago! I would guess that it is nearly impossible to "flip a switch" and add "themes", so could you perhaps share any roadmap?

    Pretty please!!!

  • Tom Hawthorn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Colors are a super important part of presenting data. It's not only aesthetic, it's also functional.

    I should be able to create, save, or download a custom color palette. The default palette is full of tacky pastels, doesn't contain green, and the custom color picker is limited to neon. At the very least, I should have an array of prebuilt color themes to choose from that includes neutral colors similar to Power Point, and primary colors. And green.

  • sami_gc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, thanks for the release! I wonder if there are more documentation about how to edit the Text Size in the json theme file.

    I've read all your sources and I have not found it. It said that it is possible but I couldn't figure out how to. Please help!

  • Karl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there a date when the theme pack feature will be available in the Power BI Server version of Power BI Desktop? I just installed the August Preview of Power BI Desktop and it is not available.

  • Nick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Being able to have a default font, font size and formatting of visuals (particularly the table and matrix visuals) would save a lot of time.

  • Jon Fortner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Okay, so you got colors, how about Font Type and Sizes? I'd guess you'll have many Fonts we could list, so it may be cumbersome, but if we had a Global Default Font and could add the ones we need smaller/larger sizes on, that would be good. If it's not specified, use the Global Default. Maybe you could use an ordered list like ChartFontSizes: (10,12,8,12,9) and each position indicates which font changes.

  • Pavithra Ramesh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is good but there are limitations to this feature. We can't wait to be able to specify our choice of font size, style and several other standard properties in the theme that we are trying to build for our company!

  • Sarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I work for a company who has a very specific font that we are told to use for all presentations, reports, etc... to be able to import our preferred font along with our preferred colors (we currently do use the JSON file mentioned in the linked blog update) would be very helpful.

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This seems like a basic yet important and valuable feature to have... why is it over a year in planning with no updates??

  • Jon Anunson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We should be able to apply the same theme used by Word, PPT, Excel, and Visio, etc. it's a very simple XML that sets colors and fonts. It would be great if there were a more sophisticated version, but even more important that we can get the same look across multiple products.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A good start but we need to be able to set title Font, Title Background(image/color), font color, font size, Alignment, Background(image/color), Background Tranparency, Border, Border size, Border color..etc in JSON file too.

  • Venkata P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    That is a nice start but the theming needs to apply to every aspect of the report..

    ** Page Level: Page Background(image/color), Heading, Footnote

    ** Visualization Level: Title Font, Title Background(image/color), fotn color, font size, Alignment, Background(image/color), Background Tranparency, Border, Border size, Border color..etc

    ** Individual Visualization: All other visualization specific options. These should take precedence over the All visualization level just like CSS.

    ** Once the theme is loaded new visualizations or pages should follow the theme. with the ability to override the values like CSS inline Styling.

    ** Once a theme is loaded it should be in memory. i.e. if you switch to default and want to get back to the custom theme. It should be in the drop down instead of trying to fin it again.

    ** It would be nice to have a marketplace, at least organization wide.

  • GregDF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I really like the new theming option. What would be even nicer would be to be able to change the default theme by the one I created.
    And to be able to assign a theme color to a dimension value. For example, I'd like to always get my Gold segment to be yellow, and my Silver segment gray, whatever the chart.
    But anyway, good job, thanks!

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