Use Case


Dashboards can now be exported as pixel-perfect PDFs. The export tool contains a variety of options to refine your PDF output according to page size, orientation and more. 


Export a Dashboard


To export a dashboard:

  1. From your dashboard, locate the down arrow in your toolbar.
  2. Click on the arrow, then click on Export, then PDF.



    The Export Dashboard dialog box will appear, with the default settings enabled.


  3. Toggle Use default layout values to disable it and see the full range of options. See the table below for full descriptions.

  4. Provide inputs according to your needs, with reference to the table below. 
  5. The Export Dashboard dialog box provides a number of options to customize the appearance of your dashboard PDF
    ToolDescription
    Export asFor broadcasts, PDF is the only option. If you're exporting an individual report, you will see many other options here, such as CSV, text and DOCX.
    Page sizeChoose from a range of standard page sizes such as A4 and (US) Letter, as well as larger and smaller page sizes.
    OrientationIs your report wide? Switch from Portrait to Landscape.
    Shrink to fit page widthDashboards wider than the intended printed page width may be cut off at the page edge. Enabling this option will scale the dashboard objects so they fit to the width of the page. Long-running dashboards may still run onto additional pages. Each tab of a dashboard is treated as an individual page.
    Header Height (px)Company-wide headers can be configured for reports and dashboards.
    Footer Height (px)Company-wide footers can be configured for reports and dashboards.
    Secure PDFSwitch this on and a new field will be displayed where you can enter a password. Anyone who tries to access the generated PDF will need this password before they can open it.
  6. Click Export when you're ready to export your dashboard to a PDF.

    KPI Studio will create the PDF.  Depending on its size, this may take a few seconds. It will automatically download to your hard drive.