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Power View is an add-in included within Excel 2013 and later versions. This tutorial shows how to create Power View reports based on Analysis Services tabular models.
- Overview - what is Power View?
- Creating your first Power View report
- Creating and formatting basic visualisations (tables)
- Text boxes and images in Power View (this blog)
- Filtering reports using tiles, slicers and filters
- Matrices and cards in Power View
- Charts in Power View
Posted by Andy Brown on 08 December 2015
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Text boxes and images in Power View
This part of my blog shows how you can add text boxes and images to your Power View reports. Note that a report comes with one text box already added:
Every new report automatically contains a title like this.
Often the easiest thing to do is to delete this title, and add text boxes when and where you want them!
Adding text boxes
To add a text box, choose this option on the Power View tab of the ribbon:
Adding a text box.
You can then type text into your text box (and resize it) in the (sort of) usual way:
Position the mouse on a corner of the text box and click and drag to resize it.
To format a text box, select it and choose this tab on the Excel ribbon:
Choose the TEXT tab on the ribbon.
You can then do a very limited amount of formatting:
Wondering where all of the other standard formatting tools are? Me too.
Adding floating images/pictures
You can add pictures to a report in a similar way. First choose to add an image:
Choose to add a picture from the Power View tab.
When you choose an image, Power View will display it on your report:
Photoshop this is not. You can resize and move your image, but that's about it.
Adding watermark images
An alternative way to add an image is to choose this option:
You can set an image to be your watermark.
You can then choose a combination of the image position and transparency ratio to produce the desired (or otherwise) effect:
This is tiled with 80% transparency.
Here are the options for the image position and transparency:
And that's about it for text boxes and images! Next we'll have a look at 3 ways to filter reports, using tiles, slicers or the filter window.