Sy, Tableau is great at creating interactive dashboards, as you mentioned. While Tableau is not a desktop publishing tool, it has a few options for exporting the information. Check out 'Print to PDF' and 'Export Image'. If you use Adobe Acrobat you'll be able to edit the files Tableau exports, adding the additional text and better controlling the layout. (I doubt you'll be able to embed an active workbook, but you never know.) I also use a little utility program call 'Snipping Tool' which produces nice screen-shots that I then paste into documents.
But none of this is automated and if you are creating 'large batches of reports with individualized information' you might find any of these cut & paste approaches tedious and time-consuming. Hope this was helpful.
Shawn, thanks so much for the quick response. I was beginning to think as much in terms of Tableau's capabilities for batch reporting; trying to make Tableau perform like a desktop publishing tool would be much like squaring the circle, so to speak. I'm trending in the direction of using an enterprise reporting software, e.g. Windward, for what I need. It's a just a shame Tableau's beautiful visualizations can't be transferred to print with the degree of customization that I would like!
Again, many thanks for the advice, Shawn.