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Unable to Export All Data to PDF on Dashboards with Scroll Bars


Published: 03 Jun 2013
Last Modified Date: 13 Dec 2016

Issue

When you try to export to PDF from a dashboard that includes scroll bars, the resulting PDF might include only visible data.

Environment

Tableau Server 

Resolution

Use one of the following workarounds.

Option 1:

Export to PDF (print to PDF) from a worksheet rather than a dashboard. You can do this on Tableau Server or Tableau Desktop.

Option 2:

  1. Open the dashboard on Tableau Server, and then click Edit.
  2. Select Download > PDF.
  3. In the Export PDF dialog box, make the following selections, and then click Download:
  • Layout: Portrait
  • Content: Sheets in Dashboard
  • Paper Size: Unspecified
  • Scaling: Automatic
 

Cause

By design, when using a dashboard, only the part of the view shown on the screen can be exported to PDF.
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