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Exporting a visualization and include non-visible content

You can export a visualization to a PDF document. Sometimes the content in a visualization is extensive, and a scroll bar is added to make it accessible. When you export such a visualization, it is possible to export the entire content, that is, include also the content that is currently non-visible.

To export only what is visible in the visualization, see Exporting a visualization.

Visualizations whose entire content might not be visible are visualizations trellised by page, or tabular visualizations (table, cross table, summary table, and graphical table).
Note: When exporting a KPI chart, you can only export what is currently visible in the analysis.


  1. In the analysis, click the visualization that you want to export.
    The visualization becomes the active visualization.
  2. Right-click the visualization, and select Export > Visualization to PDF.
    The Export to PDF dialog is displayed.

    Alternatively, you can, to the left on the menu bar, select File > Export > Visualization to PDF.

  3. Beneath What to export, make sure Active visualization is selected.
  4. To export also what is not visible in the visualization, select the Export all trellis pages check box for trellised visualizations, or the Export entire table check box for tabular visualizations.
    Depending on the type of visualization, and its current configuration, you encounter some of the check boxes listed below:

    Check box Description
    Show visualization title Specify whether or not the visualization title should be included in the export.
    Show legend

    Specify whether or not the legend should be included in the export.

    Consider clearing the check box if the legend information is redundant, or if more space is wanted.

    Show axis selectors Select this check box to include all axis selectors in the export, or clear it to hide them.

    If the axis selectors do not add value to the visualization, consider hiding them to free more space.

    Columns first, then rows Tabular visualizations that fill up more than one PDF page are by default exported so that rows are exported first and then the columns:

    Export rows first

    Select this check box to instead export the columns first and then the rows:

    Export columns first

    Repeat column headers For tabular visualizations, select this check box to display column headers on each PDF page on which the visualization continues.
    Repeat row headers For cross tables, select this check box to display row headers on each PDF page on which the visualization continues.
    Keep hierarchy levels together Select this check box to, as far as possible, display items on the lowest level in a hierarchy on the same PDF page.
    Repeat frozen columns If columns are frozen in a table visualization, select this check box to display these columns on every PDF page on which the table visualization continues.
  5. If you want, use the general settings in the dialog to modify the PDF output.
  6. Click Export.


The created PDF document is downloaded to your computer.

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