Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Capturing a map screenshot, part of Power BI Features in Depth.
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This is CO2_heatmap which you'll find in the exercise files folder. It's the updated version of our map about CO2 emissions that has historical data in it. And I want to show you how to do a couple of quick things with this. So, I'll open the map, and I'd like to capture some of this map data to be able to show it in PowerPoint, that's my goal. I'd like to start by showing the data from 1915. It's right here in Europe.
And to capture this screen, there's a button that says capture screen, and it will take exactly the window. Here it won't keep either of my side bars. It won't keep the ribbon or the controls. It will just keep the window itself behind the controls. So let me click capture screen. And now I'm going to switch to PowerPoint. And I already had an empty PowerPoint presentation ready with a blank slide as my layout and I'm just going to paste control+V. And there we go. Now, if I wanted to do something different with this, you know, to resize it or whatever, I can do that.
But this is the size it was on the window when we saw it a moment ago. Remember, if you resize that you'll probably want to do it by the corner and this is square. So I have some other slide around it. But this actually looks good in PowerPoint when I display this. There is my show, that looks great. Now if I wanted to add other slides, it's simply a repetition of this process. Let me go add a couple more slides so that we have blanks. So there's 1915 and I want to grab 1940 next. So we'll go back, and using my slider here, I'll advance it to 1940.
Take another picture, go back to PowerPoint, control+V to paste. I can size these all later if I want back to my Power Map. Now I want to look at 1960, there's 1960 and so on. So just use this capture screen button, it takes it to the clipboard. Now some things that you might think oh, that would be cool, I'm actually in Excel so why don't I use the office clipboard, which would allow me to collect them all here and then to paste them into PowerPoint? And even though Excel uses the office clip board and has the access to it, Power Map does not.
So we really need to copy and paste one at a time. But having said that, it's so easy and I don't have to figure out how to hide controls or anything else. It knows that it needs to give me a picture that does not include any of the spin controls, or the zoom, or my slider for my timeline, it just gives me a picture. It does have the fact that is 2013 Nokia and Bing, but other than that small bit of advertising, this is really good looking. And if I want to show, for example, then, China or Japan, it's just a matter of spinning my globe and taking another screen capture.
So you can think of this as a way that you can present data even when you're not particularly running Excel. If you have to run a PowerPoint presentation and you want to show some information in another setting where you'll want to know about this, is if you're running on a small laptop, or if you're doing a presentation on something like an iPad device where you don't have access to Excel or you don't have enough under the hood to run Excel with a large data set behind it. Just take the pictures that you need using capture screen and put those into your PowerPoint presentation.
AuthorGini von Courter
- Understanding data analysis and business intelligence
- Installing Office BI add-ins
- Searching for online data with Power Query
- Shaping data in the Query Editor
- Connecting to data sources
- Modeling data with Power Pivot
- Enhancing PivotTables and PivotCharts with PowerPoint
- Visualizing geospatial data with Power Map
- Creating and formatting Power View reports
- Sharing your data using Power BI for Office 365
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started: Self-Service, Power BI, and BI Tools
2. Using Power Query to Get Data
3. Modeling Your Data with Power Pivot
4. Enhancing PivotTables and PivotCharts with Power Pivot
5. Expanding the Data Model in Power Pivot
6. Visualizing Geospatial Data with Power Map
7. Creating and Formatting Power View Reports
8. Creating Other Power View Visualizations
9. Sharing Your Data Using Power BI for Office 365
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