Static content in Power BI reports

In Editing View, add text boxes and shapes to a report in Power BI service.

NOTE: In Power BI Desktop, you can also add static images to your report as shown in this video.

Add a text box to a report

  1. Place your cursor anywhere on the report canvas and select Text Box.

  2. Type your text into the text box and, optionally, format font, color, and text alignment.

  3. To position the text box, select the grey area at the top and drag. And to resize the Text Box, select and drag any of the outline handles.

  4. To close the text box, select any blank space on the report canvas.
  5. Select the pin icon to pin the text box to a dashboard.

Add a shape to a report

  1. Place your cursor anywhere on the report canvas and select Shapes.

  2. From the dropdown, select a shape to add it to your report canvas. Let's add an arrow to direct attention to the bubble with the highest total sales variance.

    In the Format shape pane, customize your shape. In this example we've created a red arrow with a dark red border, rotated 90 degrees.

  3. To position the shape, select the grey area at the top and drag. And to resize the shape, select and drag any of the outline handles.

NOTE: Shapes cannot be pinned to a dashboard.

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