Download as PDF

Save and share your report offline.

Save a snapshot of your report by downloading it as PDF. You can then share the file offline via email, print it, archive it on disk, or do anything else you can do with PDF files.

To download as PDF:

  1. View or edit the report you want to download.
  2. In the upper right, click Download.
  3. Configure the download options.
  4. Click DOWNLOAD.

Your PDF file will be saved to your downloads directory.

Download options

For multi-page reports, you can download all pages in the report, or selected pages. If you want to rearrange the pages in the PDF output, drag them into the order you want. (This won't change the page order in the report, just the PDF.)

Ignore custom background color

Removes the report's background color. Select this to give your PDF a transparent background.

Add a link back to the report

Adds an "Open in Data Studio" link to the PDF bookmarks section. This lets viewers see your report directly in Data Studio.

Password protect report

Requires anyone viewing the PDF to supply the password that you specify.

Limits of PDF download

Currently, PDF download is subject to the following limits. We are working on solving these issues. Thanks for your patience!

PDF only shows the default report configuration

Downloading as PDF saves the default report configuration. Any changes made by the report viewer to filter controls, date range controls, and table sorting and pagination are reverted to their default values. This limitation will be addressed in a future release.

This limitation does not apply to editor configurations. To download a customized report, consider making a copy and configuring filter and date properties in edit mode.

Slow or incomplete download

When downloading complex or multi-page reports, you may experience one or more of the following issues due to network time-out:

  • The browser's status bar message may close before the download completes. Wait a few moments, then check your Downloads folder for the PDF file.
  • The PDF may not include all pages. Be sure to check the download before sharing it.
  • The PDF may fail to download.

If either of the last two issues occur consistently, consider downloading a subset of report pages.

 

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