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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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  • Malcolm Wanstall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still waiting for this to materialise. Any updates on this? A massive part of enterprise and end user adoption involves themes and branding. If this was moved into planning 6 months ago it'd be great to have an update.

  • Nick Stokes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Changing colors manually for each element of a visualization is incredibly tedious at the moment. This change can't come soon enough.

  • Vitali Burla commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello,

    what's the current stage of this idea? Also - the survey doesn't work.

    Thank you!

  • Adam Abenius commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, the survery mentioned by Amanda Cofsky is not available anymore? This feature is critical for a lot of our customers. Any timeline set?

  • Karl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any updates on when this will be available? This is a critical item for us. We are converting from Power View reporting and Power View already has this feature. If you plan on implementing themes like Power View but with the ability to create custom themes we would definitely approve. Thank you

  • Wez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So is this now available??? I can only amend the FONT when adding a text box. Other titles fonts cannot be edited ?? poor show!

  • Kate commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Frustrating that I can't provide color-branded visualizations to my stakeholders with ease. Making changes per visualization is extremely tedious! I hope this moves faster than the 'Under Review' to 'Planning' stage-this could be a deal breaker for our power users.

  • Kate commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed. We need to be able to control color, especially for the visualization types in which color cannot be altered, like the gauge.

  • Pedro Innecco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great if Power BI supported the same theme format as the ones used by MSFT Office applications. Here is what I mean:

    1. Open PowerPoint
    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 ported.

    Here is a link showing these fonts and colour sets I mean: http://imgur.com/vMOKS01

  • David Cresp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great to hear that this is now planned as it is really needed. Any indication on timeing? Also will this assist in allowing that field values can be set a standard colour across a whole report rather than having to set up each graph separately.

  • Jon Fortner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Maybe let us define a custom pallet that can be set as the default for both colors and fonts. We must have Branded Reporting that uses Green, Black, Gray, Yellow and 20% shades of each and a specific font (Verdana) for each element. It is too painful to do this on every element of every report you create. It should start with my custom palette/fonts and let me change those if needed.

  • Scott Futryk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is "critical" for working with companies and their corporate branding and against competitors! I thought we heard at the "Data Summit" on March 22, 2016 that this was "coming soon"?

    Any update on when?

  • Charles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is huge. If I'm analyzing several metrics and using global slicers, it's really awkward to have the selection on the pie chart be green, and then have the visualization on the map be red. It's okay for things with only a couple instances within one variable, but big businesses that would need to use this in the first place probably have a lot.

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