Can't see image in the text box after export rdl report to Excel and Word

Dada 1 Reputation point


I have rdl report with a text box. In the text box background image is set to Embed and the embedded image is added.

Preview shows the image and text as expected.

When I choose Export to PDF everything works fine, but when I export the same report to Word and Excel only text is visible, but image is not.

Is there any additional setting that should be set?

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SQL Server Reporting Services
A SQL Server technology that supports the creation, management, and delivery of both traditional, paper-oriented reports and interactive, web-based reports.
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  1. Joyzhao-MSFT 15,571 Reputation points

    Hi @Dada
    When you export to Excel format, The following limitations apply to images:

    • Background images for report items are ignored because Excel does not support background images for individual cells.
    • The Excel rendering extension only supports the background image of the report body. If a report body background image is displayed in the report, the image is rendered as a worksheet background image.

    When exporting to Word format, Report body and page background images and colors are not rendered.

    See more:
    Export a paginated report to Microsoft Excel (Report Builder).
    Export a paginated report to Microsoft Word (Report Builder).
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  2. Dada 1 Reputation point

    Thank you for the explanation.

    Actually, I wanted to display cell background as shown in the picture bellow and followed instructions I got in the link below. It works for PDF, but not for Word and Excel.


    Is it possible to get stripes in the tablix cell background in rdl?



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