Power View sheet is not displayed in a workbook when you open the workbook in Excel 2013


Consider the following scenario:

  • You insert a Power View sheet that provides interactive reports for data models into a Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • You save and close the workbook.
  • You open the workbook in Microsoft Excel 2013.

In this scenario, a graphic is displayed instead of the Power View sheet in the workbook. 


To work around this issue, disable hardware acceleration for Microsoft Office applications. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. On the File tab in Excel 2013, click Options.
  2. In the Excel Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under the Display heading, select Disable hardware graphics acceleration.
  4. Click OK.

More Information

The graphic that is displayed in the workbook is a generic graphic that is displayed when Excel cannot build a Power View sheet. To identify whether you are experiencing the issue that is described in this article, add another Power View sheet to the workbook. If both Power View sheets are displayed, you are experiencing the issue that is described in this article.


This is a confirmed issue in the Power View add-in for Excel for some computer configurations. Microsoft is currently investigating this issue.