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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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Rob Duke shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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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  • David Cresp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Being able to set the colour consistently for legend values would make life in Power BI a lot easier.

  • David Cresp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This one is very important for us. We need to be able to add corporate colours to a report but the way it is now will make this difficult. Please let us know when this important upgrade will be made available.

  • Jeremie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is massively important. A color palette that can support user defined additions would be nice. Consistency is key...

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When making reports from templates, it is very onerous to have to pick the colors every time, espescially when a visual includes many different categories. This would be a great addition and well appreciated.
    I would love to be able to select my company colors and to have visuals display in that theme as they would in excel or powerpoint.

    Thanks

  • Collins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think another work around, could be creating a 'baseline' report having the required look and feel requirements and subsequent reports could then be created off this this report (‘template layout report’).

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am finding the same issue. I have many slides in which variables and names constantly have different colors. Very annoying and long process to change

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature has been around forever in Word and PowerPoint. Would be great to see it available in Power BI to quickly skin / re-skin entire reports.
    The current individual color control is great but way too time-consuming to apply to a whole report or set of reports.

  • Bobby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Default colors in power bi desktop are really dull, but the color picker shows colors that are too bright. We need a better control of color scheme and a wider range of darker colors in the picker. I have been searching colors in html format and pasting them in to the picker, but it is time consuming.

  • Martijn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In the new PowerBI Desktop colour function, it is not possible to link the colours to each individual legend (E.g Brands) to all charts. Currently this colour application must be done on each chart’s legend separately per brand. Can we create a function that applies the chosen legend colours to all charts in all worksheets?

  • Ivan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree.. The limited control in theming and color is a huge shortcoming compared to comepetetive offerings like Tableau.

    also, Please consider support for:

    Power pivot datasources in BI designer.
    Refreshing Datasources in Power BI

  • Firdous Shamsudeen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Right now Color theme is getting changed for the entire excel workbook. But user should be able to change the theme for individual power view sheets of the workbook

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