Unable to Save or Export View to PowerPoint

Published: 04 Oct 2013
Last Modified Date: 17 Apr 2018


Unable to save a view as PowerPoint or export a view to PowerPoint.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server
  • Microsoft PowerPoint


Use one of the following workarounds.

Option 1

  1. Export the view as an image:
    • In Tableau Desktop, select Worksheet > Copy > Image or Worksheet > Export Image.
    • In Tableau Server, select ExportImage.
    For more information, see Copying and Exporting Images from Tableau in the Tableau knowledge base.
  2. Paste the image into a PowerPoint slide. This view will not be interactive in PowerPoint. 

Option 2

Embed a live Tableau Server view in PowerPoint.


The ability to publish a view directly to PowerPoint is not currently available in Tableau Desktop. 

Additional Information

To voice your support for the inclusion of this feature in a future product release, add your vote to the following Community Idea: Tableau "PowerPoint Mode"
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