8 Uploading Additional Fonts

Oracle recommends that as an initial startup task, the service administrator uploads the TrueType fonts that your company uses to produce reports. This will ensure the most accurate rendering of the documents when viewing on the web.

Without these uploaded fonts, Narrative Reporting uses a font mapping utility that attempts to properly render the report on the web. However, this mapping may introduce variances in the report layout when displayed on the web. Therefore, we highly recommend that you upload your TrueType fonts when you set up the service.


The system is not redefining or changing the fonts leveraged in the report, the font mapping only applies to the document rendered on the web.

The service administrator can upload individual font files or zipped files containing multiple TrueType fonts to the Fonts folder in the library. You can also organize your font files by creating sub-folders in the Fonts directory.

The font file must be a TrueType font and cannot already exist in the font folder structure. If you do upload a duplicate font, you will receive an error message indicating the duplicate (or invalid) font file. If you uploaded multiple fonts in a zip file, all other valid files will be loaded.


You can migrate font files like any other artifact from one environment to another or within the same environment. You can migrate using the export, download, and import functionality in the library. See Migrate Artifacts.

To upload additional font files:


When uploading additional fonts to Narrative Reporting, you are responsible for the proper licensing of the fonts from the font vendor. For example, if you upload the Microsoft font "Times New Roman," you must obtain the licensing from Microsoft to do so. Uploading a Microsoft font sourced from a Windows machine is not typically covered by the legal use agreement from Microsoft.
  1. Locate your additional TrueType fonts. If more than one is to be uploaded, create a zip file.
  2. From the Home Page, select Library.

    Shows the Fonts folder in the library and highlights the plus sign which is the Create icon.
  3. Select the Fonts folder.
  4. From Create create icon next to the Search icon, select Upload File.
  5. Click Choose File to navigate to the TrueType fonts that you want to upload, and then click OK.


    Be aware that it may take some time to perform the upload depending on the size of the font file.

    Upload file dialog showing an example of a zipped fonts file.

    The zip file is unzipped, and all the uploaded fonts are automatically extracted to the Fonts folder. These fonts are now available when displaying your documents. Any custom fonts uploaded also appear in the font list for management reports. See the Designing With Management Reporting for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud and Working with Management Reporting for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Guides.


    For PowerPoint report package types, custom fonts take effect after the next scheduled daily maintenance. See Setting Service Maintenance Time.