Working with Power View: Click to Interact is not available

I was working on a Power View report for our internal business numbers and we are making use of the Export to PowerPoint feature to include them in our slide deck.  If you aren’t familiar with this feature in Power View, when you are in the report, click on “file” and then “Export to PowerPoint”.  This will go through each slide you have in the report and generate a PowerPoint slide for each one.



When you run the presentation within PowerPoint, you should see “click to interact” in the lower right.


One of my colleagues tried opening the PowerPoint and mentioned that he didn’t see the “click to interact”.  He just had what looked like an image snapshot on the slide.

I had him go to the SharePoint site to try it out, and we were prompted to install Silverlight.  Turns out he didn’t have it installed.

After Silverlight was installed, the “click to interact” was available. 

Within the slide itself, it uses the Silverlight hosted control (XcpControl2) which points back to the SharePoint Server, so If Silverlight is not installed, it won’t function properly.

Adam W. Saxton | Microsoft Escalation Services

Comments (2)

  1. Ganesh says:

    Hi Adam,

    Good day. I am having the same issue. I dont see the "Click to Interact" button. I have Sliverlight version 5.1.20125.0 installed in my server. Can you shed some light on this? Thanks in advance.



  2. Cradle says:

    Our sharePoint Portal had setup a Language Package of Chinese.

    When I export to a PowerPoint in the "Chinese" sharepoint environment, I can not see the Interact button in the generated powerpoint file.

    But when I change to "English" sharepoint environment, the problem never occurs.

    Therefore, I guess "Chinese" does not the word "Interact" ^^~