The thought occurs that in Tableau 5.1 you can set the dashboard behavior to Exactly and the Size in such a way that it conforms to your output paper size (see attached image). If you do this first, you may have a perfectly sized canvas on which to design your dashboard. Is it possible to then set the Fit of your dashboard elements to Entire View?
Regarding the scroll bars as you describe them, it is true that printing a dashboard to a PDF format is almost like taking a screen shot.
Does this help in any way?
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I have similar issue. That image was a huge help, though! I still, however, wish there was some sort of print preview option. Any chance this limitation will change in a future (relatively near) update?
i m also facing this issue?