How to Add a Background Image in Microsoft Power BI to Jazz Up Your Reports

How to Add a Background Image in Microsoft Power BI to Jazz Up Your Reports

With Microsoft Power BI, you can create really cool reports that allow you to visualize your data in ways that weren’t previously possible. However, it can sometimes be hard to design a report so that it looks good even without the visualizations. That’s where background images come in, and you can learn how to add them in this step-by-step guide on how to jazz up your reports by adding a background image in Microsoft Power BI.

 Getting Started

Microsoft Power BI is a business intelligence tool that allows you to visualize your data in a variety of ways. You can create custom reports and dashboards to gain insights into your business. One way to make your reports more visually appealing is to add a background image. In this post, we’ll show you how to add a background image in Microsoft Power BI.

1) Click on the Insert tab on the Ribbon.

2) On the right side of the screen, click Background Image.

3) Choose your desired file from any location on your computer.

4) Resize or position it as needed to fit the report.

5) Save and publish when you’re finished!

Use an Online Tool to Create Your Excel File

Microsoft Excel is a versatile program that allows you to do everything from create simple charts and graphs to complex financial reports. You can even add a background image to your reports to make them more visually appealing. If you want to jazz up your report with an eye-catching background, try using an online tool like Canva or PicMonkey.

These tools are perfect for people who are looking for a quick way to get the desired result. Once you’ve created your graph, save it as a .jpg file. Then go to File>Page Setup>Sheet Tab>Design Tab>Background Image and select the jpg file from your computer. Voila! The next time you open the workbook in Power BI Desktop, it will have the background image applied! It is worth noting that this only works if you upload your excel files to the Power BI website. To find out how to publish an excel workbook on the web check out our tutorial here

In order to apply a background image in MS PowerBI Desktop: From within desktop, Click Page Design > Change Background > Select Image . Use the Change button to choose a .jpg file from your computer. When selecting an image, ensure that it has either no background color or a light color to avoid cutting off any of the text on the page.

 Use an Online Tool to Create an HTML File with the Chart Embedded

Adding a background image in Microsoft Power BI is a great way to jazz up your reports and make them more visually appealing. Plus, it’s easy to do! Here’s how you can add a background image in Microsoft Power BI:

1) Select Insert tab from the toolbar menu

2) Click on Embed option which will take you to the options window

3) Select HTML file radio button

4) Enter the web address of an HTML file with your chart embedded into it 5) Click OK button 6) It should now appear as part of your report with a background image

This tool creates the HTML file for you so all you have to do is insert it as an embed object in Power BI. Give this technique a try and let us know what you think! We’re always happy to hear from our readers.

Upload the HTML File into Power BI Desktop

  1. Launch Power BI Desktop.
  2. Click the Get Data button on the Home ribbon.
  3. Select Files from the list of data sources that appears.
  4. Navigate to the folder where you saved your HTML file, select it, and click Open.
  5. In the Import Data dialog box that appears, select how you want to import your data, and then click Load.
  6. In the Report View pane, right-click anywhere on the background, and then select Background image… from the menu that appears.
  7. In the Insert image dialog box that appears, navigate to the folder where you saved your HTML file, select it, and click Open.
  8. If you have not set up the Display name field for this dataset before adding this background image, do so now by clicking on the dataset name (i.e., HTML File) at the top of the grid view and entering a display name (e.g., My Background Image).
  9. Once complete, press OK in both dialog boxes to save your changes and exit out of Power BI Desktop.
  10. Finally, refresh your browser window so that you can see the new background image applied to your report!
  11. You should also be able to see the new background image when you publish your report.
  12. Note: It is recommended that if you are going to share or distribute this dataset publicly, use a low resolution version of the background image instead of using a high resolution one since many devices cannot handle high resolutions well.
  13. Happy jazzing!
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