WiseOwl Training - Established 1992 Wise Owl Training

Established May 1992
30 years in business
Wise Owl Training
30 years in business
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Classroom training -  Power BI Paginated Reports

Online Training

Paginated Reports for Power BI

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£695 + VAT (where applicable)

Two days (09:30 to 16:30 UK time each day)

Paginated reports bring the power of Report Builder / Reporting Services to Power BI.  Standard Power BI reports may look good on screen, but are often less impressive when printed out (particularly if they include pages and pages of data).  On this course you'll learn how to use Power BI Report Builder to create paginated reports optimised for printing and exporting, including visuals such as tables, matrices, charts and gauges. 

We don't have any dates scheduled for this online course. We may consider adding more dates - it's always worth asking. Alternatively, if you have a handful of like-minded people in your organisation, you could consider booking your own customised online course to run on a date convenient to you!

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Report basics

  • Text boxes and images
  • Selecting report items
  • Formatting reports

Data sources and datasets

  • Connecting to a Power BI model
  • Datasets using query designer
  • Basic DAX queries
  • Copying DAX from Power BI reports


  • Creating tables
  • Interactive sorting
  • Floating headers

Saving and publishing

  • Saving reports locally
  • Publishing to the Power BI Service
  • Embedding in Power BI reports


  • Grouping in a DAX query
  • Creating groups in tables
  • Group headers and footers
  • Displaying group totals
  • Expanding and collapsing


  • Row and column groups
  • Choosing aggregate functions
  • Creating subtotals


  • The expression builder
  • Creating calculated fields
  • Built-in fields
  • Conditional formatting expressions

Printing and exporting

  • Page headers and footers
  • Page names and numbers
  • The various report formats


  • Creating report parameters
  • Filtering using parameters
  • Drop list parameters
  • Coping with empty tables
  • Parameters in DAX queries


  • Creating charts
  • Assigning fields
  • Formatting charts
  • Data bars
  • Sparklines

Graphical indicators

  • Creating and customising indicators
  • Linear and radial gauges

Covered if time allows If time


  • Page-per-record lists
  • Dashboard lists
  • Other list ideas

You can download a PDF file giving the course contents.

Benefits of our online training

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl online courses:

  • Maximum of 6 people per class
  • Excellent colour courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Pre-course set-up included in the days before the course
  • No need to install any software on your computer
  • All courses given by one of our 6 Wise Owl trainers
  • 479 references viewable online

What other people have said

Many thanks to those listed below for kindly agreeing to let us use their names. All of the reviews are from the last 3 calendar years (although some may be for classroom courses):

"Great content and delivered well!"

Tom Stevens (Warner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd)

"Thank you for the course.....it was at the right speed, right length and the trainer was fantastic."

Michael Martin (Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust)

"The course was run really well - it was very interactive and our trainer was really good at communicating and being patient with everyone, as we worked our way through doing the activities he shared on his screen. The delivery of the course online was well thought through and I was really impressed with the organisation of ensuring that we had everything set up ahead of the training."

Chloe Enevoldsen (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC, ex MHCLG))

"Really enjoyed this course and took a lot from it. Thank you again."

Mariannina Pascale (Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust)

"Training & trainer both excellent. Nicely paced & presented."

Alan Ramsay (Durham County Council)

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How our live online training courses work

We've published a full summary of what it's like to attend a Wise Owl course online - here are the main things you need to know.

What you'll need

You'll need three things for the course:

  1. A computer (obviously) running Windows.
  2. A good internet connection.
  3. A microphone and (ideally) webcam.

In addition you'll find the course very difficult without an additional monitor (so that you can participate in the course on one screen, and use the software you're learning on the other).

What will happen when you book a place

Within a few hours of your booking a place on one of our online courses, we'll be in touch to get you set up correctly.  This usually takes about half an hour, and can be done at any mutually convenient date/time.

A few days before your course begins you'll receive a parcel in the post (free for UK bookings) containing:

  • A full colour courseware manual;
  • An exercise booklet to go with the course; and
  • A USB stick containing the files for the course, should you need a back-up.

Your parcel will even include a Wise Owl biro (they're good; trust us) and pad.

What you won't need

You won't need to install any software at all on your computer.  This is because:

  • you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed; and
  • we use Teams for our online training, which you can run through most modern browsers.
On and after the course

On the day of the course itself you will be able to join the course up to half an hour before it begins. This will give you time to:

  • familiarise yourself with the set-up;
  • meet your trainer; and
  • get to know the other delegates!

After the course finishes you'll receive an electronic certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).

You can see full details of exactly how our online courses work here.