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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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  • Ray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES!! colour scheme/theme would definitely make things easier when changing or updating charts and reducing the need to go back in and change colours back.

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Fantastic that this has been started. Looking forward to the Theme Packs preview.

  • Venkata P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would really help with adoption especially in large companies.Also having to re do all the settings to maintain a consistent look across the departments is a pain.

  • Ross Waterston commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great can't wait to see this. Recolouring visuals to corporate colours takes longer than building the whole reports.

    Corporate colour schemes often go deeper than just charts, there may be departmental/divisional colours.

  • Laura commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed. Corporate colour theme pack would be very helpful. Please add soon!

  • Yulan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Pre-designed PBI report and dashboard themes and flexibility of making custom theme would be handy for any organization.

    Totally agree with what Pedro Innecco commented on May 20, 2016:

    · It would be great if Power BI supported the same theme format as the ones used by MSFT Office applications:

    1. Open application.
    2. Click on the DESIGN tab.
    3. Under Themes, click the MORE arrow then choose SAVE CURRENT THEME.
    ** This will save the colour set and font set as a THEME which can be imported.

  • Jeroen Vs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there any estimation on when this will be implemented? The current default color pallet ain't that great. As soon as the legend has more than 6 different values we start to see very similar colors, which makes it very hard to distinguish them in the visualization.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please include in this update the ability to specify consistent colors for categories... for example, if I have and "apple" and "orange" category in my stacked column, please make a way that apples can always be the same shade (controlled by a table, please), and same for oranges.
    Report users/execs expect consistent colors, and not having this is very tedious...
    thanks!

  • Aisling commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Desperately need this, creating templates for huge client power bi rollout and getting new users to have to enter Hex colours it is a joke, any update?

  • dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I need the colours in the treemap and the points on the ESRI map to be the same when the categories are from the same field in the source data.

  • Devon B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Waiting eagerly on this feature, very important for a cohesive look and I'm sick of putting the HEX tag in every time

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