Validating Fonts in Reference Doclets

The Font Validation command, available on the Narrative Reporting ribbon, provides a quick and easy way to confirm that the tables within your Excel reference doclets will render properly when inserted into a doclet as embedded content.

All fonts used in tables within your reference doclets must be installed to your Narrative Reporting service. If a font is not available within the service, the system uses a substitute font. This substitution can introduce significant visual differences when the content is either viewed online or inserted into another doclet.

With the Font Validation command, you are informed if any of the fonts used in the Excel reference doclet are not available in Narrative Reporting. You can then notify your service administrator to install the missing font files. A message also notifies you if all font files are in sync.

To validate fonts in a reference doclet:
  1. From the report package, open a reference doclet.

    You may check out the doclet, but it's not required to validate fonts.

  2. Click the Validate Fonts icon:

    Validate Fonts icon on the Narrative Reporting ribbon ribbon

    If there is a discrepancy between the fonts used in the doclets and the fonts available in the service, the following dialog is displayed, listing the missing fonts:

    Validate Fonts dialog box, listing the fonts that are missing from the Narrative Reporting ribbon service
  3. Take note of the missing fonts, and click OK.
  4. Request that your service administrator installs the missing fonts in your service.


    In some cases, the fonts listed are not used in the reference doclet. These are usually the default Excel fonts; for example, Arial, Calibri, and Calibri Light. If you know you are not using those fonts, you can use your discretion about notifying your service administrator to install them.