Template Theme Files for Power BI Visuals

A few months ago, Power BI expanded the capabilities of Themes to include more than colors. You can now change the Format and even configure Analytics such as forecasting. In a previous post, I looked at how you can use the wildcard character (*) to universally set formatting under visualStyles. Here, I want to share…

Use SVG Images in Power BI: Part 2

In Part 1, you saw how to view SVG images using the HTML Viewer custom visual in Power BI. Apart from some conveniences like changing the color and resizing without losing quality, SVG may seem like a lot of work. At least, that may be true if you are only modifying one image. With a…

Use SVG Images in Power BI: Part 1

In my recent BlueGranite post on Bookmarks, I demonstrated how you can employ Power BI’s HTML Viewer custom visual for data-driven images. In a series of two posts on the DataVeld blog, I’ll demonstrate additional ways to use the HTML Viewer with dynamic, vector-based images: Part 1 (this post) – How to use and modify SVG…

Power BI Text Adventure Game with Bookmarks

Over the recent break, I built a basic text adventure game called Power BI Quest for Power BI’s Bookmarking Contest. You can play it on the Data Stories Gallery. It is intentional kitsch and was meant to be a quick homage to early games like Zork minus the ability to type in text and more…

Font Families in Power BI

Font selection is one important but often overlooked aspect of creating content in Power BI. With the June 2017 Power BI Desktop update, the ability to change between font families expanded substantially. As of January 2018, Power BI offers 23 different font families for text boxes and various types of labels. The default font family…