Have you published your dashboard in tableau sever? If yes then you can use tabcmd command to download your dashbaord in .pdf format using below command line:
tabcmd get "<url-of-view>.pdf" -f "<filename>.pdf"
For more info follow the below link
Feel free to ask If you've any query
Hi Mahfooj. No it is not published online. And I am using Tableau Desktop not Tableau Server.
More importantly, I don't want to just publish the chart directly as a PDF. I need to be able to put the chart in a Word document and then publish the Word document as a PDF.
I have tried that approach. It's OK, but I don't really want a blank A4 sheet with my chart in the middle of it. I want just the chart to paste into Word.
Can you share any sample workbook?
Sorry, it's confidential. It's not really a problem with the workbook though. It happens with a wide range of charts across multiple workbooks.
I realise it's a year late but I've just encountered the same problem and found a fix. The solution that worked for me was: saving the word file as file type "Word Document" as opposed to "Word 97-2003 Document". Then converting the new version of word file to PDF. The Tableau figures converted correctly from word to the PDF.